African Journal of Paediatric Surgery

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Year
: 2013  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 55--57

Laparoscopic morgagni hernia repair using single-site umbilical and full-thickness abdominal wall repair: Technical report of two cases


Martin L van Niekerk 
 Department of Paediatric Surgery, University of Pretoria, South Africa

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Martin L van Niekerk
204 Kloof MediClinic, 511 Jochemus Street, Erasmus Kloof, 0048 Pretoria
South Africa

Single incision laparoscopic surgery is used in many centres for routine cases such as appendisectomy, splenectomy and cholecystectomy. Morgagni hernias are uncommon and account for 1-2% of all congenital diaphragmatic hernia. We report our first laparoscopic repair of two Morgagni hernias, using a single umbilical incision and full-thickness abdominal wall repair with standard straight laparoscopic instruments. Operative time was short and compared favourably with the laparoscopic repair.


How to cite this article:
van Niekerk ML. Laparoscopic morgagni hernia repair using single-site umbilical and full-thickness abdominal wall repair: Technical report of two cases.Afr J Paediatr Surg 2013;10:55-57


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van Niekerk ML. Laparoscopic morgagni hernia repair using single-site umbilical and full-thickness abdominal wall repair: Technical report of two cases. Afr J Paediatr Surg [serial online] 2013 [cited 2020 Aug 4 ];10:55-57
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