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Revista Colombiana de Gastroenterologia

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MELGUIZO BERMUDEZ, Mario. Great paraesophageal hernia with total intra-thoracic stomach. Rev Col Gastroenterol [online]. 2006, vol.21, n.1, pp.68-73. ISSN 0120-9957.

A case of a 51 year-old male is presented. He had a large paraesophageal hernia with totally intra thoracic stomach and organoaxial volvulus. The classification, symptoms, diagnosis, technical complications and surgical correction by laparoscopic way are discussed. A new group, the Type V, is proposed. In this case was necessary to open the abdomen. Literature review is made.

Keywords : Paraesophageal hernia; Gastric volvulus; Laparoscopic surgery.

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