Oesophageal and cardia function in patients with paraoesophageal hiatus hernia

G. Zaninotto, M. Costantini, M. Anselmino, C. Boccù, D. Molena, P. Rigotti, S. Merigliano, E. Ancona

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Background: The decision to add an antireflux procedure when a paraoesophageal hernia is repaired is still controversial. The aim of this study was to investigate oesophageal and cardia function in these patients to verify whether fundoplication was needed. Methods: Eighteen patients with paraoesophageal hernia were evaluated by oesophageal manometry, 24-h pH monitoring, endoscopy and barium swallow. All patients underwent surgery including antireflux fundoplication. Fourteen patients with sliding hernia plus reflux disease and 16 healthy volunteers formed the control groups. Results: Patients with paraoesophageal hernia had a shorter lower oesophageal sphincter and a greater acid exposure than healthy controls (P

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1163-1167
Number of pages5
JournalBritish Journal of Surgery
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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