Clinical features of type III (mixed) paraesophageal hernia.

@article{Wo1996ClinicalFO,
  title={Clinical features of type III (mixed) paraesophageal hernia.},
  author={John M. Wo and Gene D. Branum and John G. Hunter and Thadeus Trus and Susan J Mauren and J. Patrick Waring},
  journal={The American journal of gastroenterology},
  year={1996},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={914-6}
}
OBJECTIVES The clinical presentation of patients with a paraesophageal hernia is poorly understood. The aim of this study was to evaluate the progression of symptoms in patients with type III paraesophageal hernia. METHODS We evaluated 25 patients (mean age 66 yr) with a type III paraesophageal hernia, who then had laparoscopic surgical repair. The patients characterized their symptoms as 1) chronic or 2) prompting evaluation (progressive or new). We defined postprandial distress as chest or… CONTINUE READING

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