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Gen Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Jul;60(7):431-4. doi: 10.1007/s11748-012-0017-3. Epub 2012 May 8.

Diaphragmatic hernia following coronary artery bypass surgery with the right gastroepiploic artery: case report and literature review.

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  • 1Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Saitama City Hospital, Saitama City, Saitama, Japan. shimasantamerry@tulip.ocn.ne.jp

Abstract

We report an unusual case of intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia 2 years after coronary artery bypass surgery with the right gastroepiploic artery. Herniation through the orifice created for the right gastroepiploic artery caused small bowel strangulation and secondary volvulus requiring extensive small bowel resection due to acute mesenteric ischemia. This case highlights the importance of careful operative management of coronary artery bypass surgery with the right gastroepiploic artery and increases awareness of this rare but potentially fatal complication.

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