Laparoscopic repair of large type III hiatal hernia: objective followup reveals high recurrence rate.

@article{Hashemi2000LaparoscopicRO,
  title={Laparoscopic repair of large type III hiatal hernia: objective followup reveals high recurrence rate.},
  author={Mohammed Reza M. Hashemi and Jeffrey H. Peters and Tom R. Demeester and James E. Huprich and Marcus L. Quek and Jeffrey A. Hagen and Peter F. Crookes and Joerg Theisen and Steven R Demeester and Lelan F. Sill{\'i}n and Cedric G. Bremner},
  journal={Journal of the American College of Surgeons},
  year={2000},
  volume={190 5},
  pages={553-60; discussion 560-1}
}
BACKGROUND Recent studies based on symptomatic outcomes analyses have shown that laparoscopic repair of large type III hiatal hernias is safe, successful, and equivalent to open repair. These outcomes analyses were based on a relatively short followup period and lack objective confirmation that the hernia has not recurred. The aim of this study was to compare the outcomes of laparoscopic and open repair of large type III hiatal hernia using both symptomatic evaluation and barium study to assess… CONTINUE READING
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