THORACOSCOPIC TREATMENT OF DIAPHRAMMATIC HERNIA: A CASE REPORT


Submitted: 18 April 2014
Accepted: 18 April 2014
Published: 31 December 2013
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  • M. Sica The Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and neuroscience, University of Siena, Italy.
  • E. Cerchia The Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and neuroscience, University of Siena, Italy.
  • F. Molinaro The Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and neuroscience, University of Siena, Italy.
  • M. Pavone The Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and neuroscience, University of Siena, Italy.
  • E. Bindi The Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and neuroscience, University of Siena, Italy.
  • M. Messina The Section of Pediatric Surgery, Department of Medical Sciences, Surgery and neuroscience, University of Siena, Italy.
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) occurs in 1 of every 2000 to 5000 live births and accounts for 8% of all major congenital anomalies. CDH is a diagnosis with multiple, mostly unknown origin and its clinical presentation is highly variable. We are presenting a case of CDH hernia in a neonate, whith prenatal diagnosis at 32 week without any other associated malformation, that was repaired successfully using a staged thoracoscopic approach. Bochdalek described CDH in 1848, and the first surgical repair in a child was reported in 1905. Silen et al first reported thoracoscopic repair in 1995, but the reported world experience includes very few cases in neonates.

Sica, M., Cerchia, E., Molinaro, F., Pavone, M., Bindi, E., & Messina, M. (2013). THORACOSCOPIC TREATMENT OF DIAPHRAMMATIC HERNIA: A CASE REPORT. Journal of the Siena Academy of Sciences, 5(1), 89–92. https://doi.org/10.4081/jsas.2013.3839

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