Repair of large paraesophageal hernia with complete intrathoracic stomach.

@article{Allen1991RepairOL,
  title={Repair of large paraesophageal hernia with complete intrathoracic stomach.},
  author={Bradley S Allen and Ronald K. Tompkins and D G Mulder},
  journal={The American surgeon},
  year={1991},
  volume={57 10},
  pages={642-7}
}
Paraesophageal hiatal hernia accounts for only five per cent of all diaphragmatic defects but is a potentially dangerous lesion. Herniation of the entire stomach, at times accompanied by the omentum, transverse colon, and small bowel, may occur in some patients, and incarceration and strangulation may be the result. Three patients underwent repair of large paraesophageal hernias, in one instance as an emergency. Symptoms of pain, bloating, and occasional regurgitation had been present for 17… CONTINUE READING