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Staple line reinforcement to reduce leakage in open surgery for Zenker's diverticulum? A case report and literature review
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  • Jun Arima,
  • Sang-Woong Lee,
  • Kohei Taniguchi,
  • Sadakatsu Senpuku,
  • Tetsunosuke Shimizu,
  • Keitaro Tashiro,
  • Yoshiro Imai,
  • Ryo Tanaka,
  • Kotaro Honda,
  • Masaru Kawai,
  • Kazuhisa Uchiyama
Jun Arima
Osaka Medical College
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Sang-Woong Lee
Osaka Medical College
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Kohei Taniguchi
Osaka Medical College
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Sadakatsu Senpuku
Shiroyama Hospital
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Tetsunosuke Shimizu
Osaka Medical College
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Keitaro Tashiro
Osaka Medical College
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Yoshiro Imai
Osaka Medical College
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Ryo Tanaka
Osaka Medical College
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Kotaro Honda
Osaka Medical College
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Masaru Kawai
Osaka Medical College
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Kazuhisa Uchiyama
Osaka Medical College
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Abstract

A linear stapler was used to reduce the leakage rate during a Zenker’s diverticulum diverticulectomy. However, staple line reinforcement was not used, and leakage occurred. The efficacy of staple line reinforcement in the literature was unclear; however, reinforcement may be necessary for Zenker’s diverticulum cases.