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Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas

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MONTES-DE-OCA-MEGIAS, Elizabeth et al. Severe halitosis as presentation of epiphrenic diverticulum. Rev. esp. enferm. dig. [online]. 2016, vol.108, n.11, pp.756-758. ISSN 1130-0108.

Halitosis is a common condition, whose main etiology does not respond to diseases of the gastrointestinal system. Epiphrenic diverticula are a rare cause of this manifestation, thus they are not frequent and they are usually asymptomatic. However, they may produce symptoms with inability for patient. A patient with severe halitosis is presented. In his study, an epiphrenic diverticulum is diagnosed and the laparoscopic abdominal diverticulectomy is performed with a complete resolution of symptomatology.

Keywords : Halitosis; Malodor; Epiphrenic diverticulum; Esophageal diverticulum.

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