Collagen metabolism and recurrent hiatal hernia: cause and effect?

@article{Sherif2006CollagenMA,
  title={Collagen metabolism and recurrent hiatal hernia: cause and effect?},
  author={Amr El Sherif and Fumiaki Yano and Sumeet K. Mittal and Charles J. Filipi},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2006},
  volume={10},
  pages={511-520}
}
Hiatus hernia (HH) is a condition characterized by herniation of the intra-abdominal organs into the thorax. Of the several types that have been identified, the most common is type I (sliding) HH. Congenital predisposition and acquired factors, for example trauma and iatrogeny, have been identified as causative factors. There is a strong association between gastroesophageal reflux disease and HH—the prevalence of reflux in HH may reach 94%. Many methods have been used to treat reflux disease… CONTINUE READING

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