ISSN : 1301-5680
e-ISSN : 2149-8156
Turkish Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery     
Laparoscopic approach in the treatment of Morgagni hernia
Ali Bilal Ulaş1, Yener Aydın1, Atilla Eroğlu1
1Department of Thoracic Surgery, Atatürk University, Faculty of Medicine, Erzurum, Turkey
DOI : 10.5606/tgkdc.dergisi.2020.19209
Background: In this study, we aimed to evaluate the efficacy and safety of primary laparoscopic repair of Morgagni hernia.

Methods: In this retrospective study, a total of 12 patients (4 males, 8 females; mean age 56.5±14.9 years; range, 32 to 80 years) who underwent primary laparoscopic repair for Morgagni hernia between January 2014 and December 2019 were included. In all cases, the hernia sac was excised and the defect was repaired primarily with non-absorbable sutures.

Results: All patients had excellent outcomes and were uneventfully discharged from the hospital after a mean length of hospital stay of 4.6±1.3 days (range, 3 to 7 days). No mortality, morbidity or recurrence were observed in any of the patients.

Conclusion: The primary laparoscopic repair is an effective and safe approach to surgical repair for Morgagni hernia in experienced hands.

Keywords : Diaphragm, laparoscopic approach, Morgagni hernia
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