Surgical Anatomy of Paraesophageal Hernias

Roman V. Petrov, Stacey Su, Charles T. Bakhos, Abbas El Sayed Abbas

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Paraesophageal hernia represents a complex surgical problem involving significant distortion of the anatomy and function of the esophagus, stomach, gastroesophageal junction, mediastinum, lungs, and heart. Surgeons operating in the area must have deep understanding of the normal anatomy and pathologic derangements in patients with paraesophageal hernias. This article describes the normal anatomy and anatomic abnormalities in application to the various approaches used in the surgical repair of a paraesophageal hernia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-368
Number of pages10
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 1 2019
Externally publishedYes


  • Esophageal hiatus
  • Gastroesophageal junction
  • Hiatal hernia
  • Paraesophageal hernia
  • Surgical anatomy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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