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Paraesophageal hernia repair

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By Benjamin Chandler I'm a curious vascular fellow!
W A Gantert, M G Patti, M Arcerito, C Feo, L Stewart, M DePinto, S Bhoyrul, S Rangel, D Tyrrell, Y Fujino, S J Mulvihill, L W Way
BACKGROUND: Regardless of symptoms, paraesophageal hiatal hernias should be repaired in order to prevent complications. This study reports the University of California San Francisco experience with laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hiatal hernias, emphasizing the technical steps essential for good results. PATIENTS AND METHODS: From May 1993 to September 1997, 55 patients, 27 women and 28 men, with a mean age of 67 years (range, 35-102 years) underwent laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hernias at the University of California San Francisco...
April 1998: Journal of the American College of Surgeons
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