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 . 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) -. However, the incidence of recurrences may be high, reaching 42% in one series . © 2007 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.
|Title of host publication||Recurrent Hernia: Prevention and Treatment|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Dec 2007|