Diaphragmatic Hernia after Ivor-Lewis Esophagectomy Manifested as Lower Gastrointestinal Bleeding

Choi, Yong U.; North Jr., James H.
January 2001
American Surgeon;Jan2001, Vol. 67 Issue 1, p30
Academic Journal
Diaphragmatic hernia after esophageal resection is a recognized but rare complication. Parahiatal hernias may result from manipulation and extension of the crura during surgery. This can lead to a wide array of symptoms depending on the extent and organ that is herniated. A high index of suspicion is required because there is no one symptom that is specific for herniation. This report represents the first case of a patient presenting with lower gastrointestinal bleed from a parahiatal hernia after esophageal resection.


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