Published online Oct 27, 2019. doi: 10.4240/wjgs.v11.i10.388
Peer-review started: March 22, 2019
First decision: August 2, 2019
Revised: September 30, 2019
Accepted: October 14, 2019
Article in press: October 14, 2019
Published online: October 27, 2019
Core tip: Paraesophageal hernia repair is one of the most challenging laparoscopic operations. This type of hernia is large and frequently associated with a short esophagus and poor quality of the diaphragmatic crura. Different types of mesh have been used to lower recurrence rates but many of them, mostly nonabsorbable, have been associated with significant morbidity (i.e., erosions). In this paper, we discuss the use of absorbable meshes (synthetic and biologic) in paraesophageal hernia repair.