Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 27, Issue 5, pp 1826–1828 | Cite as

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

  • Ramon Vilallonga
  • Enric Caubet
  • Oscar González
  • Karl John Neff
  • José Manuel Fort
  • Alejandro Mazarro
  • Manuel Armengol
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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.


Adrenal Complications Hernia 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ramon Vilallonga
    • 1
  • Enric Caubet
    • 1
  • Oscar González
    • 1
  • Karl John Neff
    • 2
  • José Manuel Fort
    • 1
  • Alejandro Mazarro
    • 1
  • Manuel Armengol
    • 1
  1. 1.Endocrine Bariatric and Metabolic Unit, General Surgery Department, European Center of Excellence (EAC-BS)Universitary Hospital Vall d’HebronBarcelonaSpain
  2. 2.Department of experimental PathologyUniversity College DublinDublinIreland

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