Repair of Congenital Diaphragm Hernias: Morgagni and Bochdalek

  • P. Bennett Brock
  • S. Scott DavisJr.


Morgagni and Bochdalek hernias are two types of congenital diaphragmatic hernias that are commonly seen in the pediatric population. Although much more rare, they are also seen in the adult population in otherwise asymptomatic individuals. This chapter looks at the embryology, presentation, and surgical techniques for repair of these hernias in the adult population, specifically focusing on the minimally invasive approach to repair.


Congenital diaphragm hernias CDH Bochdalek hernia Morgagni hernia Surgical repair Bochdalek defects Morgagni defects 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA
  2. 2.Division of General and GI Surgery, Department of SurgeryEmory University School of MedicineAtlantaUSA

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