J Surg Case Rep
. 2023 Jan 19;2023(1):rjac486.
doi: 10.1093/jscr/rjac486. eCollection 2023 Jan.
Robotic assisted transabdominal preperitoneal approach for repair of Morgagni hernia in elderly female
Alec Schubert 1, Michael Gonzalez Ramos 1
- PMID: 36685130
- PMCID: PMC9851655
- DOI: 10.1093/jscr/rjac486
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Morgagni hernia’s are relatively rare congenital diaphragmatic hernias that are typically described in pediatric populations. It is rare for patients to present with symptoms related to this defect in adulthood. Several techniques have been successfully utilized. This case report offers the successful utilization of the robotic assisted transabdominal preperitoneal approach (r-TAPP) for primary repair of a symptomatic Morgagni hernia in a high risk patient. To date, there are few publications describing the r-TAPP technique for Morgagni hernia repair, and no publications were found in the context described in our case. From this, we are able to provide increasing evidence of the efficacy and deployment of r-TAPP in age variable presentation of this pathology.
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