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Laparoscopic repair of paraesophageal hiatus hernia in infancy

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Author(s): Kundal Anjani | Zargar Noor | Krishna Anurag

Journal: Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
ISSN 0971-9261

Volume: 13;
Issue: 4;
Start page: 142;
Date: 2008;
Original page

Keywords: Diaphragmatic hernia | paraesophageal hiatus hernia | recurrent chest infections

ABSTRACT
Paraesophageal hiatus hernia (PEHH) is an uncommon type of diaphragmatic hernia in the pediatric age group. Two patients aged 5-months and 8-months presented with respiratory symptoms and underwent a laparoscopic repair. Preoperative assessment included chest x-ray and CT scan. We suggest that laparoscopic repair of PEHH in infants is safe and preferred mode of the treatment.
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