Image Tag: Esophageal Hiatus

Initial dissection of the esophageal hiatus

Initial dissection of the esophageal hiatus. The right crus is identified and dissected toward its posterior confluence with the left crus.

Laparoscopic exposure of the esophageal hiatus

Laparoscopic exposure of the esophageal hiatus. A fan-type retractor (placed through the right subcostal port) elevates the left lateral hepatic segment anterolaterally. A Babcock clamp (placed through the left lateral port) retracts the stomach caudad. T

Approach to the esophageal hiatus

Approach to the esophageal hiatus.

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