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Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 1826-1828

Laparoscopic repair of a postadrenalectomy left-sided diaphragmatic hernia complicated by chronic colon obstruction

  • Ramon VilallongaAffiliated withEndocrine Bariatric and Metabolic Unit, General Surgery Department, European Center of Excellence (EAC-BS), Universitary Hospital Vall d’Hebron Email author 
  • , Enric CaubetAffiliated withEndocrine Bariatric and Metabolic Unit, General Surgery Department, European Center of Excellence (EAC-BS), Universitary Hospital Vall d’Hebron
  • , Oscar GonzálezAffiliated withEndocrine Bariatric and Metabolic Unit, General Surgery Department, European Center of Excellence (EAC-BS), Universitary Hospital Vall d’Hebron
  • , Karl John NeffAffiliated withDepartment of experimental Pathology, University College Dublin
  • , José Manuel FortAffiliated withEndocrine Bariatric and Metabolic Unit, General Surgery Department, European Center of Excellence (EAC-BS), Universitary Hospital Vall d’Hebron
  • , Alejandro MazarroAffiliated withEndocrine Bariatric and Metabolic Unit, General Surgery Department, European Center of Excellence (EAC-BS), Universitary Hospital Vall d’Hebron
  • , Manuel ArmengolAffiliated withEndocrine Bariatric and Metabolic Unit, General Surgery Department, European Center of Excellence (EAC-BS), Universitary Hospital Vall d’Hebron

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Abstract

Iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernias are a rarely reported complication of abdominal surgery. We present a case of an iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia diagnosed 2 years after an adrenalectomy. Corrective laparoscopic surgery was performed, and the postoperative course was uneventful. The patient remained asymptomatic 6 months after the repair. To our knowledge, this is the first such case to be reported.

Keywords

Adrenal Complications Hernia