Delayed Gastric Emptying Following Laparoscopic Repair of Very Large Hiatus Hernias Impairs Quality of Life
David S Liu, Chek Tog, Hou K Lim, Peter Stiven, Sarah K Thompson, David I Watson, Ahmad Aly
WORLD JOURNAL OF SURGERY | SPRINGER | Published : 2018
BACKGROUND: Delayed gastric emptying (DGE) following hiatus hernia surgery may affect a substantial number of patients with adverse clinical consequences. Here, we aim to evaluate the impact of DGE following laparoscopic repair of very large hiatus hernias on patients' quality of life, gastrointestinal symptomatology, and daily function. METHODS: Analysis of data collected from a multicenter prospective randomised trial of patients who underwent laparoscopic mesh versus sutured repair of very large hiatus hernias (>50% of stomach in chest). DGE was defined as gastric food retention visualised at endoscopy after 6 h of fasting at 6 months post-surgery. Quality of life (QOL), gastrointestinal ..View full abstract
Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia
This research was supported by project grants from the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) of Australia (375111 and 1022722).