Combined Laparoscopic & Thoracoscopic Approach for Tension Gastrothorax & Gastric Volvulus with Bochdalek Hernia in an Adult

Ajay H Bhandarwar, MS, Chintan B Patel, MS, Pravin N Tungenwar, MS, Amol N Wagh, MS, Saurabh S Gandhi, MS. Grant Government Medical College & Sir J. J. Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, India

Tension gastrothorax with intrathoracic gastric volvulus is a fatal life threatening condition.

Early diagnosis and emergency endoscopic definitive surgery is plausible for successful outcome in a young haemodynamically stabilized patient.

Literature search revealed this to be the first case treated by combined laparoscopy and thoracoscopy approach in Bochdalek hernia presenting in adulthood.

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