Dysphagia Caused by Two Possible Culprits - Diverticulum or Osteophyte
Brian Walker, Naresh Patel and William Karle
Journal Title:Acta Scientific Otolaryngology
Killian-Jamieson Diverticulum (KJD) is a rare and often misdiagnosed esophageal diverticulum with a wide variability of presentation and treatment options. We report the first case of KJD treated with cervical osteophytectomy in addition to transcervical diverticulectomy. A 76 year old male presented with a history of dysphagia with KJD and imaging findings of cervical osteophytes directly adjacent to the diverticulum. He was able to resume oral intake on post- operative day one and reported significant improvement in symptoms at follow-up.It is therefore important to consider extra-esophageal contributions to diverticulum development. Transcervical diverticulectomy with osteophytectomy is a safe and effective method of managing KJD.