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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 76-78

Laparoscopic repair of a Morgagni hernia


Department of General Surgery, Sheth V.S. General Hospital, Sheth K.M. School of Postgraduate Medicine & Research, N.H.L. Muni. Medical College, Ahmedabad, India

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J M Sherigar
3 Geneva Gardens, Stranmillis, Belfast BT9 5FY, UK
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-9941.16532

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We report a case of laparoscopic repair of symptomatic Morgagni hernia (MH) in an adult. A tension-free closure of the defect was carried out using a polypropylene mesh. The recovery was quick and uneventful. Two years after surgery, the patient is doing well. A search of the English-language surgical literature revealed a total of 55 cases of laparoscopic repair of MH reported: 40 in adults and 15 in children. The various modalities of diagnosis, operative techniques, and disease presentation are discussed.






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