The role of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and the treatment of missed diaphragmatic hernia after penetrating trauma.

@article{Baldassarre2007TheRO,
  title={The role of laparoscopy in the diagnosis and the treatment of missed diaphragmatic hernia after penetrating trauma.},
  author={Emanuele Baldassarre and Gabriele Valenti and Marco Gambino and Alessandro Arturi and Giovanni Torino and Ilaria Prosperi Porta and Marco Barone},
  journal={Journal of laparoendoscopic & advanced surgical techniques. Part A},
  year={2007},
  volume={17 3},
  pages={302-6}
}
BACKGROUND The traumatic diaphragmatic hernia (TDH) may appear acutely after a blunt or penetrating trauma, or it can remain missed also for many years. The discussion about the utility of a laparoscopic repair in acute and chronic TDH is controversial. METHODS In this paper, we present two cases of chronic TDH that were successfully treated with laparoscopy. The first patient was treated 1 year after a stab wound and the second one 10 years after a firearm injury. RESULTS In both cases… CONTINUE READING
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