Thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in children.

  title={Thoracoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in children.},
  author={François Becmeur and Olivier Reinberg and Corneliu Dimitriu and Raphael Moog and Paul Bastard Philippe},
  journal={Seminars in pediatric surgery},
  volume={16 4},
Minimal invasive surgery (MIS) has been first proposed in case of delayed congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH). Since then, about 32 cases of thoracoscopic CDH approach in newborns have been published. Conditions of thoracoscopy are reviewed and enlightened with our preliminary series. The advantages of thoracoscopy versus a laparoscopic approach are detailed. Since 1999, all children presenting with CDH after the immediate neonatal period were offered a MIS approach. We started treating… CONTINUE READING