Laparoscopic treatment of Morgagni’s hernia in adults
Epublication WebSurg.com, Apr 2016;16(04). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en4702
The hernia of Morgagni is a rare congenital defect of the anterior diaphragm, which usually presents in childhood. It is diagnosed as an exception in adults, usually because of respiratory symptoms. In several cases, life-threatening complications such as bowel obstruction or strangulation, were the clinical debut of the condition. The laparoscopic approach for diaphragmatic defect repair offers perfect visibility and accessibility to the anterior diaphragm. These advantages, along with fast recovery after laparoscopic surgery, make the minimally invasive technique the first choice for Morgagni hernia repair.