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Laparoscopic Repair of Delayed Traumatic Diaphragmatic Hernia with Mesh

Patients with traumatic diaphragmatic hernias mostly had a penetrant or blunt trauma history on the upper abdomen or lower chest, clinical symptoms may appear months or years after trauma.

Forty-two years old man was presented to the emergency service with abdominal pain, he had a history of pneumothorax secondary to a stab-penetrating trauma four years ago, left traumatic diaphragmatic hernia was diagnosed in computerized tomography and was treated with laparoscopic repair and mesh reinforcement.

Diagnosis of traumatic diaphragmatic hernia is an indication for surgery; laparoscopic surgery is a safe and effective method for the treatment.


Cihan Agalar, Sami Benli, Tufan Egeli, Mucahit Ozbilgin and Isil Basara

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