Laparoscopic repair of post-esophagectomy diaphragmatic hernias using human acellular dermal matrix

Diego M. Avella, Abigail Podany, Kevin F. Staveley-O'carroll, Jussuf T. Kaifi

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Abstract

Diaphragmatic hernias occur in up to 2% of patients after esophagectomy with gastric pull-up, and the surgical repair in the setting of a previous esophagectomy is a challenge with high complication rates, in particular with regards to the gastric conduit and its critical vascular supply. We describe two cases and the technique of minimally invasive, laparoscopic repair of diaphragmatic defects with organ herniation after esophagectomy using absorbable human acellular dermal matrix.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)248-249
Number of pages2
JournalInteractive cardiovascular and thoracic surgery
Volume13
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biologic mesh
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Minimally invasive

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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