Simple suture or prosthesis hiatal closure in laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernia: a retrospective cohort study.

@article{Gouvas2011SimpleSO,
  title={Simple suture or prosthesis hiatal closure in laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernia: a retrospective cohort study.},
  author={Nikolaos Gouvas and John Tsiaoussis and Elias Athanasakis and Nikolaos Zervakis and George Pechlivanides and Evaghelos Xynos},
  journal={Diseases of the esophagus : official journal of the International Society for Diseases of the Esophagus},
  year={2011},
  volume={24 2},
  pages={69-78}
}
Laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernia (PEH) involves removal of the hernia sac, cruroplasty, and fundoplication. Mesh application to cruroplasty seems to reduce hernia recurrence rate, but may be associated with dysphagia. The aim of the study was to review the clinical and laboratory outcomes of a series of patients with PEH after laparoscopic repair. Patients with PEH, who had laparoscopic repair and 1-year postoperative follow-up, were included in the study. Pre- and postoperative… CONTINUE READING

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