Laparoscopic features and repair of a combined left Spigelian hernia and left Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia
Chamary, S.L.; Chamary, V.L.
Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England 97(2): E25-E26
ISSN/ISBN: 1478-7083 PMID: 25723678 DOI: 10.1308/003588414x14055925060596
Both Spigelian and Morgagni hernias cause serious morbidity so early diagnosis and timely treatment are necessary. These two types of hernia are more commonly found on the right side of patients. They are rare individually in adults and even rarer in combination. So far, an association between the two hernias has only been reported on the right. We describe the first case of a Spigelian hernia and a Morgagni hernia in a 62-year-old woman, both occurring on the left side. Our accompanying video describes several laparoscopic features that will help lead to early detection and diagnosis.