Laparoscopic Repair of a Chronic Iatrogenic Diaphragmatic Hernia

Andrew L. Blount, Randall O. Craft, Kristi L. Harold, Catherine C. Roberts

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We report the diagnosis and repair of a chronic, iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia using minimally-invasive techniques. A 69-year-old man presented with intermittent abdominal and shoulder pain. He had previously undergone laparoscopic Nissen fundoplication in which a grasper-induced puncture injury to the left hemidiaphragm was noted but not repaired. Radiographs and CT imaging diagnosed a left diaphragmatic hernia, with stomach herniated into the left thoracic cavity. This was repaired successfully via an intra-abdominal laparoscopic approach. This case represents the potential importance of repairing post-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia at the time that they occur, as well as a minimally invasive means for their repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number304
Pages (from-to)304
Number of pages1
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2009

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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