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Hiatal hernia as a late complication after gastrectomy | Abstract

Svoronos C1*, Dannenberg S1, Eder FR2, Meyer FR2

1Department of Surgery, General Hospital of Thessaloniki, AMEOS Klinikum, Halberstadt, Germany

2Department of General, Abdominal, Vascular and Transplant Surgery, University Hospital, Magdeburg, Germany

Corresponding Author: Christos Svoronos

Address: Department of Surgery, General Hospital of Thessaloniki, AMEOS Klinikum, Halberstadt, Germany; Email: xristos_svor@yahoo.gr

Received date: 08 October 2019; Accepted date: 21 October 2019; Published date: 28 October 2019

Abstract

Introduction: Hiatal hernia is an extremely rare complication after total gastrectomy.

Case presentation: An 80-year-old man presented with acute abdominal pain, vomiting, and orthopnoea. He had a history of total gastrectomy with a Roux-en-Y reconstruction five years before. An abdominal computed tomography scan revealed a right hemithorax herniation with small bowel occlusion. Exploratory laparotomy showed volvulus of the small intestine in the hiatal hernia.

Conclusions: Hiatal hernia is a rare complication after gastrectomy but early detection and treatment are important to avoid dismal outcomes.

Citation: Svoronos C, Dannenberg S, Eder FR, Meyer FR. Hiatal hernia as a late complication after gastrectomy. Asp Biomed Clin Case Rep. 2019 Oct 28;2(2):74-76.

Copyright © 2019 Svoronos C, Dannenberg S, Eder FR, Meyer FR. This is an open-access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Keywords: Hiatal Hernia; Total Gastrectomy; Gastric Cancer

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