Ashwin A Kurian, MD1, Sanjay Tripathi, MD2. 1SurgOne -Denver Esophageal and Stomach Center, 2Colorado Cardopvascular Surgical Associates
The omentum is known as the policeman of the abdomen due to it's immunologic properties. It is vascularand lymphocute rich. An omentum flap has a long pedicle, is malleable and bulky. We present a case of laparoscopic harvest of omentum flap and trans-diaphragmatic placement for chronic post lung resection space infection.
Omentum flap can facilitate healing of chronic pleural space infection. Trans-diaphragmatic approach requires knowledge of phrenic nerve anatomy to prevent iatrogenic diaphragmatic paralysis. Diaphragmatic hernias may result at the site of the diaphragmatic incision
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 80683
Program Number: V047
Presentation Session: Thursday Exhibit Hall Video Presentations Session 3 (Non CME)
Presentation Type: EHVideo