J Surg Case Rep. 2020 Jun 15;2020(6):rjaa182. doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjaa182. eCollection 2020 Jun.
Laparoscopic repair of Morgagni’s hernia in an elderly female patient.
Morgagni’s hernia is a very uncommon congenital diaphragmatic hernia. A few patients may remain asymptomatic until adulthood. Clinical presentation may include bowel obstruction, chest pain or dyspnoea. The authors report the case of a 71-year-old female patient, admitted to the emergency department due to respiratory symptoms, whose thoracic computed tomography revealed a large Morgagni’s hernia, containing colon. She underwent an elective laparoscopic repair with mesh. Thoracic computed tomography is the best imaging study for its diagnosis. Laparoscopic repair is safe and allows symptomatic relief and incarceration risk reduction.