Having just returned from Switzerland where I was Visiting Professor for three months, I agree with Dr. Riggs's observation that European radiologists make the dignosis of hiatal hernia more readily than in North Amenica. While there are some surgeons in Europe who operate on these patients when there are a minimum of symptoms, the majority with whom I discussed this problem operate under the same strict indications which we follow on this side of the Atlantic, i.e., failure to thrive, intractable vomiting not relieved by medical management, stricture and ulceration of the esophagus or severe esophagitis.

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