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CASE REPORTS
Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 89-90

Diaphragmatic hernia repair using uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery: A case report


1 Division of Trauma, Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport, Australia
2 Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Gold Coast University Hospital, Southport, Australia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Bhavik Patel
Division of Trauma, Gold Coast University Hospital, 1, Hospital Boulevard, Southport 4215
Australia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/ijawhs.ijawhs_39_21

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The objective of this case study is the management of small necked diaphragmatic hernia in a patient with hostile abdomen. Case study describes the technique of uniportal video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (U-VATS) for management of diaphragmatic hernia. This is a novel case for the management of diaphragmatic hernia using a patch utilizing minimally invasive cardiac surgical instrumentation via U-VATS approach. U-VATS is a feasible option for the management of diaphragmatic hernia in a patient with hostile abdomen.


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