Abstract Giant hiatus hernia with or without intrathoracic gastric volvulus often presents with symptoms suggestive of both cardiac and pulmonary compression. Cardiopulmonary impairment may be reversible in these patients by laparoscopic crural repair and fundoplication as shown in this case report. Cardiac magnetic resonance and the cardiopulmonary exercise test may help selecting patients for surgery. These preliminary findings led us to start a prospective study using this multimodality diagnostic approach.
Asti, E., Bonavina, L., Lombardi, M., Bandera, F., Secchi, F., & Guazzi, M. (2015). Reversibility of cardiopulmonary impairment after laparoscopic repair of large hiatal hernia. International Journal of Surgery Case Reports, 14, 33–35. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2015.07.005