Diaphragmatic hernia after minimally invasive esophagectomy
A Aly, DI Watson
DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2004
Diaphragmatic hernia is an uncommon complication that can follow transhiatal esophagectomy. It has not been reported after minimally invasive esophagectomy. We report such a case presenting with features of small bowel obstruction. The paucity of adhesions following the combined laparoscopic and thoracoscopic approach may confer an increased risk of this complication.