Il trattamento chirurgico dell'ernia paraesofagea.

Translated title of the contribution: Surgical treatment of paraesophageal hernia

L. Santini, G. Conzo, C. Caracò, A. Amore, B. Esposito, A. Giordano

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Paraesophageal hernia incidence is around 5-8%. The Authors analyze their experience of 5 patients operated on for paraesophageal hernia after preoperative manometric and pHmetric studies. Despite only in 3 patients a gastro-esophageal reflux was present, in all cases a suture of the diaphragmatic defect together with a modified Lortart-Jacob antireflux operation was performed. The results were considered satisfactory in all cases and there was no relapse after a 2 year follow-up. Following an accurate analysis of the literature the Authors conclude that in paraesophageal hernia a surgical treatment is mandatory. However, diagnostic instrumental preoperative data influence the choice of the appropriate surgical treatment for each patient.

Translated title of the contributionSurgical treatment of paraesophageal hernia
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)290-294
Number of pages5
JournalGiornale di Chirurgia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - May 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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