Primary laparoscopic and open repair of paraesophageal hernias: a comparison of short-term outcomes.

@article{Karmali2008PrimaryLA,
  title={Primary laparoscopic and open repair of paraesophageal hernias: a comparison of short-term outcomes.},
  author={Shahzeer Karmali and Sean P McFadden and Paul Mitchell and Ashley D Graham and Estifanos Debru and Gary Gelfand and Jon Graham and Steven Martin and Corina Tiruta and Sean C. Grondin},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2008},
  volume={21 1},
  pages={63-8}
}
The choice of the optimal surgical approach for repairing paraesophaeal hernias (PEH) is debated. Our objective is to evaluate the short-term outcomes of primary laparoscopic and open repairs of PEH performed in the Calgary Health Region. A retrospective review of all patients undergoing repair of PEH between October 1999 and February 2005 was performed. The outcome measures evaluated included intra-operative parameters and post-operative variables, mortality rates, recurrence rates and patient… CONTINUE READING

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