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J Minim Access Surg. 2019 Apr 24. doi: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_298_18. [Epub ahead of print]

Laparoscopic repair of recurrent traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.

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1
Department of Surgical Disciplines, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
2
Department of Radiodiagnosis, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

Abstract

Laparoscopic repair of recurrent diaphragmatic hernia is infrequently reported. We report successful laparoscopic management of such a case in a 23-year-old male who presented with recurrent vomiting and hiccoughs. He had suffered a gun-shot injury to the chest 2 years ago, following which a primary diaphragmatic repair was done by laparotomy and thoracotomy. The patient developed recurrent left diaphragmatic hernia, which was repaired using polypropylene mesh using a laparoscopic approach. At 6 months of follow-up, the patient is doing well, and his symptoms have resolved. Laparoscopic repair of recurrent diaphragmatic hernia is feasible.

KEYWORDS:

Diaphragmatic hernia; laparoscopy; recurrent; trauma

PMID:
31031316
DOI:
10.4103/jmas.JMAS_298_18
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