VATS: diaphragmatic plication and Bochdalek hernias
Epublication WebSurg.com, Jun 2016;16(06). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/lt03enamer004
The thoracoscopic treatment of diaphragmatic hernias and palsies is challenging, especially when the diaphragm is elevated and when the patient is overweight. Here, Dr. Amer shows that exposure is the key of these operations. It mainly relies on an adequately chosen port placement. The presentation and pictures presented by Dr. Amer clearly demonstrate that the video-assisted approach is as satisfactory as the open one, if not preferable. However, many technical details have to be known. These are outlined by Dr. Amer.