Laparoscopic Repair of a Missed Traumatic Right Diaphragmatic Hernia Containing Colon and Liver

B. Fernando Santos, MD, Thadeus L Trus, MD. Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Department of Surgery, Lebanon, NH.

Traumatic right diaphragmatic hernias are rare, and if missed can present in a delayed fashion with herniation of the intestines and infrequently the liver. This video demonstrates a laparoscopic approach to such a hernia, offering a minimally invasive alternative to traditional open or thoracic repairs.

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