Brant K Oelschlager, MD Professor of Surgery, Laura Filippa, MD. University of Washington
Diaphragmatic hernias presenting in adults are a rare, heterogeneous, and complicated entity for surgeons to repair. They can be congenital or traumatic, and can occur in various areas of either hemi-diaphragm. These hernias have traditionally been treated by thoracotomy or laparotomy. Laparoscopy provides excellent exposure to the diaphragm, and also has the advantage of being less invasive. Because of the variety of anatomic presentations, there are many ways in which to approach these hernias. This video demonstrates several types of diaphragmatic hernias and different approaches to fix them laparoscopically.
Program Number: V069