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Hiatal Hernia After Esophagectomy for Cancer
In a retrospective review of patients undergoing esophagectomy at two high volume centers, the incidence of hiatal hernia was 5% - 10%. The incidence did not differ between open and MIE approaches. Two-thirds of the hernias were discovered incidentally, although half of those patients were symptomatic. Mortality in patients undergoing urgent correction was almost 20%.