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Table 3 Patient-reported symptoms pre- and postoperatively based on electronic medical records and current information obtained

From: Health-related quality of life after laparoscopic repair of giant paraesophageal hernia: how does recurrence in CT scan compare to clinical success?

Symptomn = 162preoperative
n (%)
postoperative
n (%)
Pain 94 (57.0)13 (8.0)
Heartburn 40 (24.2)3 (1.9)
Regurgitation 31 (18.8)2 (1.2)
Vomiting 37 (22.4)0 (0)
Dysphagia 49 (29.7)13 (8.0)
Difficulty swallowing
 solid35 (21.2)0 (0)
 soft2 (1.2)0 (0)
 liquid2 (1.2)0 (0)
Dyspnea 25 (15.2)2 (1.2)
Bloating 1 (0.6)9 (5.6)
Early satiety 30 (18.2)0 (0)
Aspiration 9 (5.5)0 (0)
Cough 10 (6.1)0 (0)
PPI a 97 (58.8)16 (9.9)
  1. aDaily use of proton pump inhibitors