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Treatment of an unusual presentation of strangulated paraesophageal hernia

B Dallemagne, MD S Perretta, MD, PhD D Mutter, MD, PhD, FACS J Marescaux, MD, FACS, Hon FRCS, Hon FJSES, Hon FASA, Hon APSA
Epublication WebSurg.com, Nov 2015;15(11). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4419

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The symptomatology of paraesophageal hernias is manifold. Most commonly, paraesophageal hernias bring about thoracic clinical signs in the form of pain and dyspnea, anemia, episodes of vomiting and dysphagia related to volvulus phenomena. It is quite rare to find that they cause major weight loss as in this female patient presenting with thoracic symptoms and a 30kg weight loss over three months. Operative findings will explain such observations.