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Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 9, Issue 9, pp 1001–1003 | Cite as

Laparoscopic repair of congenital diaphragmatic hernia in a 6-month-old child

  • D. C. van der Zee
  • N. M. A. Bax
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Abstract

This report describes the laparoscopic approach of closure of a congenital left posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia in a 6-month-old boy. The pros and cons of such an approach are discussed.

Key words

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia Laparoscopic repair 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. C. van der Zee
    • 1
  • N. M. A. Bax
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryUniversity Children's Hospital WilhelminaUtrechtsThe Netherlands

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