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Laparoscopic re do hiatus hernia repair

P V Gryska, J K Vernon
BACKGROUND: The breakdown of a hiatal hernia repair can lead to clinical failure. The use of prosthetic material at the esophageal hiatus to strengthen the crural repair is relatively new and questions remain. This report examines the safety and efficacy of a tension-free crural repair with mesh. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Since 1993, 135 consecutive patients (19-86) [9 re-do] completed laparoscopic tension-free hiatal hernia repair prior to Nissen wrap. Esophageal hiatus was patched with a PTFE mesh (first 112 patients) or a PTFE/ePTFE composite (23 patients) secured across the defect with staples to each crura...
May 2005: Hernia: the Journal of Hernias and Abdominal Wall Surgery
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