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Technique for laparoscopic treatment of giant hiatal hernias


The description of the technique for laparoscopic treatment of giant hiatal hernias covers all aspects of the surgical procedure used for the management of voluminous hiatal hernias. Operating room set up, position of patient and equipment, instruments used are thoroughly described. The technical key steps of the surgical procedure are presented in a step by step way: exposure of hiatal region, dissection of hernia sac, mobilization of esophagus, hiatus repair, fundoplication, gastropexy. Consequently, this operating technique is well standardized for the management of this condition.

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  • 2001-02-01