Asymptomatic Diaphragmatic Hernia Diagnosed after Six Years Following Esophagectomy: A Case Report

Yousefi, Yousef and Sadrizadeh, Ali and Rezaei, Reza and Arian, Yalda (2016) Asymptomatic Diaphragmatic Hernia Diagnosed after Six Years Following Esophagectomy: A Case Report. Journal of Cardio-Thoracic Medicine, 4 (1). pp. 415-417.

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Abstract

Diaphragmatic hernia, secondary to transhiatal esophagectomy, appears to be a relatively infrequent diagnosis. Patients may be asymptomatic or present with various symptoms. Diagnosis of this condition requires a high index of suspicion. The most common cause of diaphragmatic hernia is widened esophageal hiatus during surgery; therefore, narrowing the hiatus can prevent conduit herniation. Herein, we present the case of a 65-year-old man, who underwent transhiatal esophagectomy and gastric pull-up for squamous cell carcinoma six years ago. The patient was asymptomatic and diaphragmatic hernia was detected unexpectedly in the surveillance follow-up interval. In the present report, we also aimed to discuss the risk factors, as well as preventive and treatment methods.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WO Surgery
Divisions: Journals > J Cardio-Thoracic Medicine
Depositing User: jctm jctm
Date Deposited: 18 Sep 2017 14:18
Last Modified: 18 Sep 2017 14:18
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/806

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