Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2016 Aug;49(4):306-308. 10.5090/kjtcs.2016.49.4.306.

Diaphragmatic Hernia after Transhiatal Esophagectomy for Esophageal Cancer

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Chungbuk National University College of Medicine, Korea. hongjm1@gmail.com

Abstract

Diaphragmatic hernia was found in a patient who had undergone transhiatal esophagectomy for early esophageal cancer. Chest X-ray was not helpful, but abdominal or chest computed tomography was useful for accurate diagnosis. Primary repair through thoracotomy was performed and was found to be feasible and effective. However, long-term follow-up is required because hernia recurrence is common.

Keyword

Diaphragmatic hernia; Transhiatal esophagectomy; Esophageal neoplasms
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