Laparoscopic repair of a chronic diaphragmatic hernia.

  title={Laparoscopic repair of a chronic diaphragmatic hernia.},
  author={Sagar Kirtibhai Shah and Brent David Matthews and Ronald F Sing and Brant Todd Heniford},
  journal={Surgical laparoscopy, endoscopy & percutaneous techniques},
  volume={10 3},
Diaphragmatic injuries that remain undetected after an acute traumatic event may lead to the formation of a diaphragmatic hernia. Symptoms of a chronic diaphragmatic hernia are related to the incarceration of abdominal contents in the defect or to impingement of the lung, heart, or thoracic esophagus by abdominal viscera. A 49-year-old woman with a symptomatic chronic diaphragmatic hernia from an unrecognized iatrogenic injury to the left hemidiaphragm sought treatment. The diaphragmatic injury… CONTINUE READING


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