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Paraesophageal herniation of the colon: laparoscopic repair

B Dallemagne, MD S Perretta, MD, PhD J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2009;09(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2610

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Large paraesophageal hernias (PEHs) occur most commonly in an elderly, debilitated patient population with existing co-morbid conditions. The surgical approach to paraesophageal hernias (PEHs) has changed with the advent of laparoscopic techniques. This video presents the case of a 72-year-old male patient referred to our unit for epigastric pain. In this patient, the endoscopy showed nothing specific concerning this pain. The barium swallow showed no abnormality, but just a lateralization of the esophagus. The CT-scan demonstrated a large hiatal hernia. The laparoscopic repair is presented here.