Single Incision Laparoscopic Bochdalek Hernia Repair

Thomas J Swope, MD. Mercy Medical Center


Objective:  To demonstrate that single incision laparoscopy can be safely utilized to repair a Bochdalek hernia.

Case History:  A 56 year old male presented with a symptomatic right sided Bochdalek hernia.  He complained of right chest pain especially with exertion.  The hernia was identified on CT scan performed during one of his emergency room evaluations.  He underwent successful single incision laparoscopic retroperitoneal repair with mesh.  He was discharged from the hospital on the first post-operative day and recovered uneventfully with resolution of his symptoms.

Conclusion:  This is the first video documenting a single incision laparoscopic approach toward this type of hernia.  The video highlights the techniques utilized for single incision laparoscopy to safely repair this type of congenital henria not frequently seen in adults.



Session Number: SS11 – Videos: Hernia
Program Number: V014

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