In the patients with severe hiatal hernias
, the entire lower esophageal sphincter is damaged to various extents and this landmark is also affected.
Paraesophageal hiatal hernias
causing fistulas can occur after laparoscopic procedures secondary to increased intraabdominal pressures, extensive esophageal dissection, and failure to close the hiatus (2, 10).
16) Hiatal hernias
are seen at barium swallow examination in > 90% of patients with peptic strictures.
, however, are common and not all people with a hiatal hernia
These events were not predictable by easily identifiable preoperative factors such as patient sex, morbid obesity, degree of esophagitis, presence of hiatal hernias
, and/or baseline symptoms.
Radiologic studies can detect moderate to severe esophagitis, strictures, hiatal hernias
, and tumors.
are a common medical condition often caused by over exertion through strenuous exercise, but are also a prevalent condition brought on by obesity.
NEW ORLEANS -- Compared with blacks and Hispanics, whites are significantly more susceptible to hiatal hernias
, especially those 4 cm or larger, results from a large population study have shown.
The Board Certified physicians of AGA are highly skilled in evaluating and treating a wide range of disorders, including ulcers, hiatal hernias
, abdominal pain, diarrhea, intestinal polyps, and the detection and treatment of colon cancer.
Drug therapy has been found to be less effective than surgery in patients with large hiatal hernias
or Barrett's esophagus.
Positioning the 360-degree wrap below the diaphragmatic hiatus can avoid gas-tropericardial fistula, an occasional late complication of laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication surgery in patients with unre-paired hiatal hernias
Surgical's Auto Suture Endo Hernia(TM) stapler, developed for hernia repair, can be used to repair hiatal hernias
-- a very common procedure -- offering a faster and more precise alternative to manual suturing.