Laparoscopic repair of a giant hernia of Morgagni in an adult

Ajay K Chopra, MD, Aida Taye, MD, Harvey Rainville, MD

Jacobi Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY

The purpose of this video is to demonstrate the technical aspects of laparoscopic reduction of hernia contents and repair of a very large hernia of Morgagni in an adult. This patient is 65 years old, male who presented with left sided abdominal pain of 6 months duration. A chest x ray showed presence of bowel on the right side of the chest. A CT scan of the chest and abdomen showed an anterior diaphragmatic hernia with herniation of colon and small bowel. Patient was scheduled for an elective laparoscopic repair of the hernia with mesh.Patient was discharged home on the same day and made an uneventful recovery.

Session: Podium Presentation

Program Number: V011

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