Thoracoscopic diaphragm plication in children and indications for conversion to open thoracotomy


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Guvenc B., Korkmaz M., Avtan L., Sivaci R., Balci C., Ekingen G.

JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A, cilt.14, ss.302-305, 2004 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 14 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2004
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/lap.2004.14.302
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF LAPAROENDOSCOPIC & ADVANCED SURGICAL TECHNIQUES-PART A
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.302-305

Özet

Thoracoscopic plication of the diaphragm has been recently described as an alternative treatment for eventration. It is considered to be much less traumatic than the conventional method. We attempted thoracoscopic diaphragm plication on three patients. Two patients were treated successfully by the minimally invasive technique and were discharged from hospital on the second postoperative day. In the third case, the presence of a mobile intrathoracic kidney due to previous diaphragmatic hernia repair necessitated conversion to open thoracotomy. This patient was discharged on postoperative day six following an uneventful recovery. All patients are well and asymptomatic on followup. We advocate thoracoscopic diaphragm plication in children as a safe procedure with less morbidity and excellent cosmetic results.