Clint S Schoolfield, Jr., MD, Robert A Grossman, MD, Fred J Brody, MD, MBA. George Washington University MFA
Hiatal hernias have proven to have high recurrence rates when primarily repaired. For this reason, many authors suggest the use of a buttressed repair, often with prosthetic or biologic mesh. The use of mesh, however, has shortcomings, added cost and potential for infection, erosion and other complications. The use of the falciform ligament has been described and successfully utilized as an alternative buttress for the crural repair. Long-term data evaluating its efficacy is limited, however. Our study describes our technique for laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair with falciform ligament buttress and demonstrates our outcomes at 1 year.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 88650
Program Number: V138
Presentation Session: Plenary 2 Session
Presentation Type: Video