THE SURGERY OF HIATUS HERNIA AND ITS COMPLICATIONS REVIEW OF TWENTY-FIVECASES The frequency with which these hiatal symptoms are either misinterpreted, and the complications more severe, with the passage oftime.
GERD, HIATAL HERNIA AND GASTRIC BYPASS SURGERY . SCHWARTZ’S: • GERD is symptomatically present in approximately half of Complications included 1 leak, 1 pulmonary emboli, 2 reoperations for internal roux limb hernia, and 7
Current Controversies in Paraesophageal Hernia Repair S. Scott Davis, Jr, MD Emory Endosurgery Unit, Emory University, Emory Clinic Building A, 1365 Clifton Road, Suite H-124, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Hiatal Hernias nDescribed for the first time by Henry Ingersoll Bowditch in 1853. nAke Akerlund first to use term “paraesophageal hernia” in 1926 for acquired hiatal hernia.
surgery in hiatal hernia while failing to detail the various complications of hiatal hernia, especially peptic stricture, which adversely affect the rate of cure. I must admit that post-operative wound pain, which may on occasion,
hiatal hernia, classified as Type II, III, or IV, is known post-operative symptoms, or the need for reoperation because of failure. Patients with these complications clearly need surgery, but for patients with a paraesophageal
The patient underwent another surgery to repair the hernia through patient was discharged home on the eighth post operative day. *Occurrence of iatrogenic hiatal hernia is also reported. viscera,
THE SURGERY OF HIATUS HERNIA AND ITS COMPLICATIONS REVIEW OF TWENTY-FIVECASES The frequency with which these hiatal symptoms are either misinterpreted, hernia. Thus prolonged post-operative vomiting, chronic cough, constipation,
PAUL MARCHA 'd. M.D.. CH.M.. F.R.C.S., Depanlllent of Thoracic Surgery. Johannesburg General Hospital and clinical presentation and specific complications. are associated conditions which serve to obscure the hiatal hernia symptoms. I wish to thank the Photographic Unit of the Department of