Laparoscopic Repair of a Left Bochdalek Hernia with Mesh

Federico Moser, MD1, Pablo Maldonado, MD1, Maria Veronica Gorodner2, Franco Signorini, MD1, Lucio Obeide, MD1. 1Hospital Privado de Cordoba, 2Programa Unidades Bariatricas

This was a 36 year-old woman who presented to our clinic complaining of dyspepsia for 1 year. During her preoperative evaluation chest x-ray,  barium swallow,  esophagogastroduodenoscopy,  barium enema,  CT-scan of the chest and abdomen, and MRI were performed. A left Bochdalek hernia was diagnosed. Decision was made to perform a laparoscopic repair of the Bochdalek hernia with mesh. The patient recovered uneventfully, and she was discharged home on postoperative day 7. At 1 year follow up she reported resolution of symptoms.

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