[Laparoscopic colon reposition and closure of the diaphragm in secondary incarcerated pre-existent diaphragmatic hernia].

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Thalmann C, Feigel M. [Laparoscopic colon reposition and closure of the diaphragm in secondary incarcerated pre-existent diaphragmatic hernia]. Chirurg. 1997;68(3):271-3.
We report on a 28-year-old patient, who acquired a left diaphragmatic hernia after suffering a motorcycle accident seven years ago. The diaphragmatic hernia was not diagnosed at that time. After a laparoscopic cholecystectomy performed for acute cholcystitis, there was herniation and secondary incarceration of a bowel segment into the preexistent diaphragmatic hernia. We describe laparoscopic surgical repositioning of the bowel segment and closure of the diaphragmatic defect.