Robotic-assisted simultaneous repair of paraesophageal hernia and morgagni hernia: Technical report

Shawn S. Fu, Melissa M. Carton, Iman Ghaderi, Carlos A Galvani

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Morgagni hernias are a rare form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia, accounting for 2%-3% of cases. The presence of a simultaneous Morgagni hernia and paraesophageal hernia (PEH) is even more rare, with only a few reported cases in the surgical literature. Both open and laparoscopic surgical approaches have been previously described. Herein we discuss a robotic-assisted surgical approach to the repair of simultaneous Morgagni hernia and PEH in a 65-year-old woman. Simultaneous repair of Morgagni hernia and PEH is indicated mainly when symptoms are generally indistinctive. The use of robotic technology allowed for both hernias to be repaired both primarily and with mesh reinforcement.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)745-750
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2018



  • Morgagni hernia
  • paraesophageal hernia
  • robotic surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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