Diaphragmatic hernia following transhiatal esophagectomy: Case report

Herbert Reich, Andrew Y. Lo, James C. Harvey

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Transitional esophagectomy (THE) has been advocated as an alternative to the classic transthoracic approach. A variety of complications have been previously described with THE however, these can be avoided with meticulous detail to its technique. We report a patient who developed a complete small bowel obstruction secondary to a diaphragmatic hernia following transhiatal esophagectomy. Techniques to prevent such a rare complication is described.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)101-103
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Cardiovascular Journal
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes


  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • complications
  • transhiatal esophagectomy


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