Mesh Technology in Hiatal Hernia

  • Ferdinand Köckerling
  • Beat Müller-Stich
  • Bruce Ramshaw


Laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernias is associated with high recurrence rates [1]. In the SAGES Guidelines for the management of hiatal hernia [2, 3] is stated on the basis of a moderate level of evidence that the use of mesh for reinforcement of large hiatal hernia repairs leads to decreased short-term recurrence rates. There is inadequate long-term data on which to base a recommendation either for or against the use of mesh at the hiatus [3].


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ferdinand Köckerling
    • 1
  • Beat Müller-Stich
    • 2
  • Bruce Ramshaw
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Surgery and Center for Minimally Invasive SurgeryAcademic Teaching Hospital of Charitè Medical School, Vivantes HospitalNeue BergstraßeGermany
  2. 2.Department of General SurgeryHeidelberg University HospitalHeidelbergGermany
  3. 3.Department of SurgeryUniversity Surgeons AssociatesKnoxvilleUSA

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