Transhiatal herniation of colon after esophagectomy and gastric pull-up

Richard F. Heitmiller, A. Marc Gillinov, Bronwyn Jones

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Transhiatal herniation of colon is uncommon after transhiatal esophagectomy. Two patients with this complication are presented. Presenting symptoms vary depending on the size and contents of the hernia. Patients may be asymptomatic. The diagnosis is suggested by plain chest radiography, and treatment, in symptomatic patients, is surgical reduction of the hernia via a laparotomy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)554-556
Number of pages3
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 1997


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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