Laparoscopic repair of late presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Authors: Craigie, R.; Mullassery, D.; Kenny, S.
Source: Hernia, Volume 11, Number 1, February 2007 , pp. 79-82(4)
Abstract:Congenital diaphragmatic hernia usually presents in the neonatal period, with delayed presentation being uncommon. Traditionally repair was performed by laparotomy or thoracotomy. We have performed laparoscopic repair of a previously undiagnosed congenital diaphragmatic hernia that presented acutely in a 10-year-old male. Laparoscopic repair of late-presenting congenital diaphragmatic hernia is a safe and effective approach even in an emergency. The laparoscopic approach has advantages including reduced hospital stay, excellent visualisation of the defect even for obese patients, and improved cosmesis.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2007-02-01