Laparoscopic treatment of paraesophageal and large mixed hiatal hernias

  title={Laparoscopic treatment of paraesophageal and large mixed hiatal hernias},
  author={Riccardo Rosati and Stefano Bona and Uberto Romario Fumagalli and Barbara Chella and Alberto Peracchia},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
Background: Laparoscopic treatment of large mixed hiatal hernias was attempted in eight patients. Methods: One patient (12.5%) was converted to open surgery due to difficulty in repositioning the LES into the abdomen resulting from a shortened esophagus. One left pleural tear occurred intraoperatively and was repaired without further consequence. Median duration of the operation was 150 min (range 120–300 min). Results: No postoperative complications were recorded. All patients are asymptomatic… CONTINUE READING


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