Technical pitfalls and factors that promote recurrence (small defects) following surgical treatment of hiatal hernia

M. E. Targarona, C. Balague, R. Berindoague, M. Trias

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Abstract

The successful development of laparoscopic fundoplication has made it a valid alternative to medical therapy in the treatment of gastro-esophageal reflux. As experience has grown, the laparoscopic approach is now used to treat more complex conditions such as type II (paraesophageal hernia, PEH) or type-III (mixed) hiatal hernia [1]. Results from several series have shown that laparoscopic repair is feasible and safe, in spite of the increased technical difficulty, and its immediate and short-term results are excellent ( Table 8.1) [2]-[13]. However, the incidence of recurrences may be high, reaching 42% in one series [3]. © 2007 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRecurrent Hernia: Prevention and Treatment
Pages71-79
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2007

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