Research: Laparoscopic approach for diaphragmatic hernia repair in adult: our experience of four cases.

J Surg Case Rep. 2020 Jun 19;2020(6):rjaa178. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjaa178. eCollection 2020 Jun.

Laparoscopic approach for diaphragmatic hernia repair in adult: our experience of four cases.

Kumar A1Karn R1Khanal B1Sah SP1Gupta R1.

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Diaphragmatic hernia can be congenital or acquired. Usual clinical presentation may range from asymptomatic cases to serious respiratory/gastrointestinal symptoms and occasionally atypical presentation as lumbar hernia also. The diagnosis of diaphragmatic hernia is based on clinical investigation and is confirmed by plain X-ray film and computed tomography scan. Various treatment approaches, open, laparoscopic and combination, are available for this condition. However, laparoscopic approach has recently gained in popularity. Surgical repair typically involves primary or patch closure of the diaphragm through an open or endoscopic abdominal or thoracic approach. This paper reflects our experience of repair of diaphragmatic hernias to evaluate its safety, efficacy and outcomes.

Published by Oxford University Press and JSCR Publishing Ltd. All rights reserved. © The Author(s) 2020.PMID: 32595927 PMCID: PMC7303022 DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjaa178

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