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What Does My CT Scan Report Indicate?

I underwent surgery for the largest hiatal hernia the (young) surgeon had ever seen. After today s CT scan I m told I have a large hiatal hernia AND one on my abdominal wall. I recall my surgeon telling me you don t get rid of hernias but it was moved to another place. Then later matter of factly stated, it IS gone ! My esophagus was torn when removing the bogey (sp?) thus he as well as the gastroenterologist exclaimed they never want to operate on me . After the first attempt at laparoscopy I underwent a 7 hr. surgery to repair my esophagus resulting in a 21 stay in ICU followed by a 30 day stint in an assisted living facility. I turned 67 in the hospital & was in otherwise, good health. Your thoughts please? I am, naturally, very concerned & prayed I d never have to undergo a surgery requiring a tube again! Thank you!
Thu, 13 Jan 2022
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Pathologist and Microbiologist 's  Response
Hello,

Abdominal hernia requires surgical repair with insertion of mesh to keep the contents in place.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shailja Puri, Pathologist and Microbiologist
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What Does My CT Scan Report Indicate?

Hello, Abdominal hernia requires surgical repair with insertion of mesh to keep the contents in place. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shailja Puri, Pathologist and Microbiologist