Concept: Operations for Reflux Esophagitis, Stricture, Short Esophagus, and Paraesophageal Hernia

  • Jameson L. Chassin


Most acquired diaphragmatic hernias enter the chest through the esophageal hiatus. In the typical case, this constitutes a sliding hernia of the esophagogastric junction up into the mediastinum, dragging a fold of peritoneum along with it, just as is the case with a sliding hernia of the cecum. When the abdominal esophagus remains properly attached to the preaortic fascia by means of the phrenoeso-phageal ligaments, a herniation of the fundus or body of the stomach through the diaphragmatic hiatus into the chest is termed a “paraesophageal” hernia.


Hiatus Hernia Gastroesophageal Reflux Reflux Esophagitis Antireflux Operation Esophagogastric Junction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jameson L. Chassin
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  1. 1.Clinical SurgeryNew York University School of MedicineNew YorkUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryNew York Hospital Medical Center of QueensFlushingUSA

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