Laparoscopic repair of incarcerated diaphragmatic hernia.

Jeffrey A Blatnik, MD, Jeffrey M Marks, MD. University Hospitals Case Medical Center

This video demonstrates the laparoscopic repair of a large, incarcerated diaphragmatic hernia. The hernia was the result of an emergent esophageal perforation repair 7 years ago after an iatrogenic perforation. The video demonstrates the laparoscopic reduction of the incarcerated hernia, with the resulting defect extending up to the apex of the lung. Ultimately the defect was closed laparoscopically, and the patient did well without any postoperative complications.

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