Single-port laparoscopic repair of a Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia in a pediatric patient: advancement in single-port technology allows effective intracorporeal suturing

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Abstract

We report a case of a foramen of Morgagni hernia repaired by a single-port laparoscopic technique. A 20-month-old (10 kg) boy underwent a 97-minute procedure through a 15-mm umbilical incision and had no complications. Although other pediatric single-port case series have been reported in the literature, this case represents the first time a diaphragmatic defect has been addressed. Moreover, unlike previous experiences that involved procedures of resection (appendectomy, cholecystectomy, etc), this case required operative repair and reconstruction with intracorporeal suturing via a single-access site. Advancement in instrument and port technology makes such procedures feasible in pediatric patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e21-e24
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Volume45
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Single-port laparoscopic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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