Coincidental Killian-Jamieson Diverticulum During Thyroid Surgery: A Rare Cause of Dysphagia


Saylam G., Keseroglu K., Bayir O., Tatar E. C. , KORKMAZ M. H.

TURKISH ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY-TURK OTORINOLARENGOLOJI ARSIVI, vol.54, no.4, pp.165-167, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 54 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/tao.2016.1807
  • Title of Journal : TURKISH ARCHIVES OF OTORHINOLARYNGOLOGY-TURK OTORINOLARENGOLOJI ARSIVI
  • Page Numbers: pp.165-167

Abstract

The aim of this case report is to demonstrate a very rare coincidental existence and management of the Killian-Jamieson diverticulum during thyroid surgery in a patient with dysphagia. An 18-year-old female patient with the complaints of progressive dysphagia and a rapidly growing mass at the anterior cervical region was undergone thyroid lobectomy. Coincidentally, a 2x2 cm Killian-Jamieson diverticulum was observed and simultaneously excised with the thyroid lobe, preserving the recurrent laryngeal nerve. Dysphagia is a frequent symptom, especially in patients with a rapidly growing thyroid mass. Thyroid surgeons should keep in mind that hypopharyngeal and upper esophageal pathologies can mimic the symptoms of a thyroid mass; therefore, detailed imaging techniques should be used for the differential diagnosis.