Laparoscopic Morgagni Hernia Repair: How I Do It

Adrian Park, Courtney Doyle

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Abstract

Surgical repair of Morgagni hernias is recommended given their historically high risk of incarceration. Traditionally, such repair has been undertaken via laparotomy or thoracotomy or more recently, thoracoscopically or laparoscopically using mesh. Here, we describe a laparoscopic approach to the management of Morgagni hernias achieving a primary tissue repair without mesh implantation. This technique allows for the general benefits of minimally invasive surgery, such as less postoperative pain, reduced wound complications, decreased duration of the hospital stay, as well as offering an alternative to mesh implantation and its associated potential complications.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1858-1862
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
Volume18
Issue number10
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2014

Keywords

  • Laparoscopic hernia repair
  • Morgagni hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Gastroenterology

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