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Paraoesophageal hiatus hernia

  • Paul E. O’Brien

Abstract

Paraoesophageal hiatus hernia is a true hernia of the abdominal cavity and, as such, may generate symptoms due to incarceration and to incomplete obstruction, and may be subject to the complications of obstruction and strangulation. Many paraoesophageal hernias are asymptomatic. When symptomatic, the common clinical patterns are of postprandial retrosternal or epigastric discomfort, dysphagia, vomiting following by dry retching, or melaena due to bleeding from contained erosions or ulceration.

Keywords

Hiatus Hernia Diaphragmatic Defect Hernial Content Gastrocolic Ligament Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul E. O’Brien
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  1. 1.Alfred HospitalMonash UniversityMelbourneAustralia

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