Diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhage in patients with hiatal hernia

Clifford Deveney, A. N. Thomas

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Thirty two of 110 patients with symptomatic hiatal hernia had significant bleeding of the upper gastrointestinal tract. Endoscopy was useful to preoperatively diagnose the source of bleeding in 29 patients. It was found that 10 patients had bleeding from prepyloric or duodenal ulcers, and 22 patients had bleeding from either esophageal or gastric lesions associated with hiatal hernia. Medical treatment should be tried and is usually successful if there is an esophageal lesion. A specific diagnosis is necessary to provide optimal treatment. Twenty patients had erosive esophagitis or gastritis, and hernia repair alone was effective treatment. However, in 12 of 32 patients (38%) an ulcer was present and hernia repair alone would have been inadequate therapy. Four of the 6 patients who required an emergency operation had an ulcer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)497-503
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Volume73
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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Hiatal Hernia
Hemorrhage
Herniorrhaphy
Therapeutics
Ulcer
Upper Gastrointestinal Tract
Esophagitis
Gastritis
Duodenal Ulcer
Endoscopy
Stomach
Emergencies

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Diagnosis and treatment of hemorrhage in patients with hiatal hernia. / Deveney, Clifford; Thomas, A. N.

In: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Vol. 73, No. 4, 1977, p. 497-503.

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