Thoracoscopic Patch Repair of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia in a Neonate using Spiral Tacks: A Case Report

Mario A Riquelme, Carlos D Guajardo, Marco A Juarez-Parra, Rodolfo A Elizondo, Julio C Cortinas

Abstract


We present a case of congenital diaphragmatic hernia that was successfully treated with spi-ral tacks using thoracoscopy. A newborn female was diagnosed with a diaphragmatic hernia at 20 weeks of gestation. The defect was surgically repaired by thoracoscopy and primary closure. On postoperative day 25, she developed respiratory distress. Chest x-ray showed a recurrence and was taken to the OR for surgical repair with spiral tacks.


Keywords


Diaphragm; Thoracoscopy; Congenital diaphragmatic hernia

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21699/jns.v4i3.234

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