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The Importance of Age on Short-Term Outcomes Associated With Repair of Giant Paraesophageal Hernias
In this single site retrospective review, outcomes of repair of giant paraesophageal hiatal hernia were reviewed with respect to the effects of patient age. Patients aged 80 or greater had greater comorbidity at the time of surgery, more often had Type IV hernias, and underwent emergency intervention more often. The incidence of postoperative complications was higher in this group. Recurrence rates were similar between the older and younger groups.