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BMJ Case Rep. 2013 Apr 17;2013. pii: bcr2012008349. doi: 10.1136/bcr-2012-008349.

A novel technique for repairing a large diaphragmatic defect with no costal attachments.

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Department of Cardiothoracics, Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK. atuc@hotmail.com

Abstract

Chronically ruptured diaphragms are difficult to diagnose. Often they are asymptomatic but convey a high risk for incarceration, and therefore surgical repair is mandatory. In the following case report, we present an abnormal 10×12 cm diaphragmatic defect whereby there was no anterior edge to the defect. This posed a challenge as to how to repair. We present a novel technique that facilitates sound solution through a thoracotomy approach.

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23598927
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PMC3644927
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10.1136/bcr-2012-008349
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