Transesophageal echocardiography was indicated for evaluation of mitral valve pathology in a patient with a Zenker's diverticulum. However, transesophageal echocardiography is potentially dangerous and therefore relatively contraindicated in such patients. Our gastroenterologist directly intubated the esophagus with a fiberoptic endoscope and introduced an overtube through which transesophageal echocardiography was performed without incident.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Journal of the American Society of Echocardiography|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1994|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine