Diaphragmatic and hiatus hernias can cause mild chronic symptoms or have an acute presentation with gastric volvulus and obstruction. Elective or emergency surgery is indicated in symptomatic patients and nowadays is generally performed laparoscopically.
We report four different types of hernias: a giant hiatus hernia following a gastric pull-up for recurrent congenital diaphragmatic hernia; a Bochdalek hernia in a pregnant young woman; concomitant hiatus and Morgagni hernias; and a giant hiatus hernia occupying the right chest. All were approached laparoscopically, either electively or as an emergency.
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