Hiatal Hernia

  • Wanda Lam
  • Ruel Neupane
  • Jeffrey M. MarksEmail author


A brief review of hiatal hernias provided by the authors. Presenting symptoms, imaging, and other diagnostic workup are described. Role of endoscopy as a diagnostic and occasional therapeutic tool are noted. The four classifications of hiatal hernia are provided. Distinction between urgent/emergent operative intervention requiring presentation and indications for elective repair are highlighted. Variations in surgical approach as well as fundoplication are mentioned.


Hiatal hernia Paraesophageal hernia Fundoplication Dor Toupet Nissen GERD Dysphagia Regurgitation Heartburn 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryUniversity Hospitals Cleveland Medical CenterClevelandUSA

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