Laparoscopic Repair of a Penetrating Injury to the Diaphragm: A Case Report

Constantine T. Frantzides, Mark A. Carlson

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Abstract

A traumatic diaphragmatic hernia that appears late may have a fatal outcome. Traditionally, the most sensitive diagnostic modality for diaphragmatic injuries has been laparotomy. This results in unnecessary laparotomies. Laparoscopy is now an alternative method for the diagnosis and treatment of numerous intraabdominal disorders. We present a case of a penetrating diaphragmatic injury that was diagnosed and repaired via the laparoscope.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)153-156
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic Surgery
Volume4
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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