Laparoscopic composite-mesh repair of an adult Morgagni hernia

Hideo Matsui, Osamu Itano, Naoki Igarashi, Yasumasa Koyama, Makoto Miyakita

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Congenital Morgagni hernia is a rare clinical condition. We present a 72-year-old man with epigastric discomfort and hematemesis who was diagnosed with hernia of Morgagni with an incarceration of the stomach and colon. The patient was treated electively by laparoscopic composite-mesh repair without excising the hernial sac or approximating the edges of the defect, which was 10 x 6 cm in diameter. He was discharged on the seventh postoperative day without any complications. At a 1-year follow-up examination he had no recurrence nor clinical symptoms, although the large hernial sac contained fluid. Laparoscopic composite-mesh repair is a less-invasive and tension-free method for Morgagni hernia that results in an excellent clinical outcome.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-188
Number of pages4
JournalDigestive Endoscopy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Prosthetic mesh

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Gastroenterology


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