Use of the Falciform Ligament Flap for Closure of the Esophageal Hiatus in Giant Paraesophageal Hernia

@article{Park2012UseOT,
  title={Use of the Falciform Ligament Flap for Closure of the Esophageal Hiatus in Giant Paraesophageal Hernia},
  author={Adrian E. Park and C. Marius Hoogerboord and Erica R H Sutton},
  journal={Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={16},
  pages={1417-1421}
}
Laparoscopic repair of a giant paraesophageal hiatal hernia remains a challenging procedure. Several techniques have been developed in efforts to achieve tension-free reconstruction of the esophageal hiatus. In this report, we describe a technique whereby the falciform ligament is used as an autologous onlay flap to achieve tension-free closure of the crural defect of a giant paraesophageal hernia (GPEH). Use of the falciform ligament as a vascularized autologous onlay flap is a safe and… CONTINUE READING

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