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RESEARCH: “Outcomes for thoracoscopic versus open repair of small to moderate congenital diaphragmatic hernias”

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RESEARCH: “Outcomes for thoracoscopic versus open repair of small to moderate congenital diaphragmatic hernias”

Indications for thoracoscopic versus open approaches to repair congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) are unclear as the variability in defect size, disease severity and patient characteristics pose a challenge. Few studies use a patient and disease-matched comparison of techniques. We aimed to compare the clinical outcomes of open versus thoracoscopic repairs of small to moderate sized hernia defects in a low risk population.

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