Concept: Operations for Reflux Esophagitis, Stricture, Short Esophagus, and Paraesophageal Hernia

  • Jameson L. Chassin


Most acquired diaphragmatic hernias enter the chest through the esophageal hiatus. In the typical case, this constitutes a sliding hernia of the esophagogastric junction up into the mediastinum, dragging a fold of peritoneum along with it, just as is the case with a sliding hernia of the cecum. When the abdominal esophagus remains properly attached to the preaortic fascia by means of the phrenoesophageal ligaments, a herniation of the fundus or body of the stomach through the diaphragmatic hiatus into the chest is termed a “paraesophageal” hernia.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
  1. 1.New York University School of MedicineUSA
  2. 2.Booth Memorial Medical CenterFlushingUSA
  3. 3.University Hospital, New York University Medical CenterUSA
  4. 4.New York Veterans Administration HospitalUSA
  5. 5.Bellevue HospitalUSA

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