Paraesophageal herniation of the colon: laparoscopic repair
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2009;09(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en2610
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.