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Surgical Endoscopy

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 166–167 | Cite as

Video-assisted thoracoscopic repair of an intercostal pulmonary hernia

  • M. R. P.  Van Den Bossche
  • G.  Leman
  • K. E. W.  Ballaux
  • J.  Himpens
Article

Abstract.

Pulmonary hernias are extremely rare. They are usually treated with open surgical procedures. We describe a case in which a large, spontaneously acquired intercostal pulmonary hernia was successfully repaired by video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS).

Key words: Pulmonary hernia — Lung hernia — VATS — Thoracoscopy 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc. 1999

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. R. P.  Van Den Bossche
    • 1
  • G.  Leman
    • 1
  • K. E. W.  Ballaux
    • 1
  • J.  Himpens
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Surgery, Sint-Blasius Hospital, Kroonveldlaan 50, Dendermonde, BelgiumBelgium

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