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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
Accession: 036848661

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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.

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