Research: A novel scarless laparoscopic method for morgagni hernia repair

Niger J Clin Pract

. 2022 Sep;25(9):1517-1522.

 doi: 10.4103/njcp.njcp_36_22.

A novel scarless laparoscopic method for morgagni hernia repair

M H Okur 1B Aydogdu 1M Azizoglu 1S Arslan 1E Basuguy 1

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Background: Morgagni hernia (MH) is a rare congenital defect of the diaphragm. Although the various surgical method has been proposed, there is no surgical consensus.

Aim: In this study, we aimed to report the outcome of the patients that underwent surgery which is completed using a single port laparoscopic-assisted transabdominal closure of MH.

Patients and methods: This is a retrospective analysis of 18 pediatric patients who underwent novel laparoscopic MH repair at a single tertiary pediatric hospital between March 2018 and December 2020.

Results: Of the 18 patients, 72% (n = 13) were male and 28% (n = 5) were female. The symptoms at admission included repeated chest infection (39%), dyspnea (33%), vomiting (17%), and abdominal pain (22%). The colon (78%) was the most frequently herniated organ. Hernias were bilateral, on the left, and on the right in seven, four, and seven cases, respectively. All surgical interventions were completed within 25-50 min. All patients started enteral feeding within 24 hours. All patients were discharged within 1-3 days without any complications. The mean follow-up period was 27 months.

Conclusions: In conclusion, our method is characterized by a shorter operation time, early return to feeding, early discharge, excellent cosmetic results, low cost, and low recurrence rate. Further prospective trials are needed to compare our novel scarless technique to other methods.

Keywords: Laparoscopic; morgagni hernia; scarless.

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