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Hiatal Hernia After Esophagectomy for Cancer

Monday, April 17, 2017

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Source Name: Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Hylke J.F. Brenkman, Kevin Parry, Fergus Noble, Richard van Hillegersberg, Donna Sharland, Lucas Goense, Jamie Kelly, James P. Byrne, Timothy J. Underwood, Jelle P. Ruurda

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%.

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