Outpatient laparoscopic repair of a Morgagni hernia

Seiji Yamaguchi, M. Blair Marshall

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Introduction. Morgagni hernia results from a rare congenital defect in the anterior diaphragm and can have symptomatic and/or asymptomatic presentation of abdominal viscera in the thorax. This is a case report of a Morgagni hernia repair done laparoscopically in the outpatient setting. Patient and technique. The patient was a 43-year-old man who had an evaluation for upper respiratory symptoms and was found to have a Morgagni hernia on subsequent workup. He underwent laparoscopic primary suture repair of the defect under general anesthesia and was discharged the same day without complications. He has not had a recurrence of his hernia in over a year of follow-up. Discussion. Laparoscopic repair of this patient's Morgagni hernia could be safely performed in an outpatient setting with excellent outcome. This may be a feasible management option in future cases in a similar patient population.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)NP38-NP39
JournalSurgical Innovation
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • Morgagni hernia
  • diaphragmatic hernias
  • laparoscopic repair
  • outpatient
  • same-day surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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