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Laparoscopic re-operation for severe dysphagia following fundoplication and prosthetic reinforcement of the hiatus

B Dallemagne, MD S Perretta, MD, PhD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Mar 2009;09(03). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2518

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Complications related to prosthetic hiatoplasty for hiatal hernia repair are more common than previously reported with no apparent relationship between mesh type and mesh configuration. The aim of this video is to show a case of mesh repair complication. A 50-year-old woman presented with severe dysphagia and important weight loss one year after redo laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication with prosthetic crural repair. At re-operation, important esophageal stenosis and angulation was found arising from the key-hole-shaped polypropylene mesh with pseudodiverticular dilatation of the distal esophagus. The esophagus was freed from the dense fibrotic capsule surrounding the prosthesis and a myotomy was performed.