Transhiatal herniation of colon after esophagectomy and gastric pull-up

Richard Frank 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
StatePublished - Feb 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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