Transposition of the esophageal hiatus: a useful addition to Belsey repair of hiatus hernia

A Fokin
2004 Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery  
A novel method of hiatus hernia repair is presented in the course of which a 4 -6 cm incision is made into tendinous portion of the diaphragm beginning at the esophagus hiatus and carried into the anterolateral direction. This allows the mobilized esophagus to be displaced anteriorly. A classic Belsey-procedure is done after which, not only the crura, but also part of the tendinous part of the diaphragm are united posteriorly making recurrence less likely. q
doi:10.1016/j.icvts.2004.02.013 pmid:17670270 fatcat:urneplzipveifhwlohbf553iyu