Current concepts in the management of paraesophageal hiatal hernia

J Clin Gastroenterol. 1999 Jul;29(1):8-13. doi: 10.1097/00004836-199907000-00005.


Herniation of a portion of the stomach through the esophageal hiatus into the posterior mediastinum is a common affliction of humans. The incidence of hiatal hernia is difficult to determine because of the absence of symptoms in a large number of patients. Upper gastrointestinal barium examinations in symptomatic patients identify some type of hiatal hernia in as many as 15% of patients.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Fundoplication
  • Hernia, Hiatal / pathology
  • Hernia, Hiatal / therapy*
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy