Laparoscopic repair of a postadrenalectomy left-sided diaphragmatic hernia complicated by chronic colon obstruction
Vilallonga, R.; Caubet, E.; González, O.; Neff, K.J.; Fort, J.é M.; Mazarro, A.; Armengol, M.
Surgical Endoscopy 27(5): 1826-1828
ISSN/ISBN: 1432-2218 PMID: 23233014 DOI: 10.1007/s00464-012-2641-5
Iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernias are a rarely reported complication of abdominal surgery. We present a case of an iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia diagnosed 2 years after an adrenalectomy. Corrective laparoscopic surgery was performed, and the postoperative course was uneventful. The patient remained asymptomatic 6 months after the repair. To our knowledge, this is the first such case to be reported.