Journal article

Diaphragmatic hernia after minimally invasive esophagectomy

A Aly, DI Watson

DISEASES OF THE ESOPHAGUS | OXFORD UNIV PRESS INC | Published : 2004

Abstract

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.

University of Melbourne Researchers