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Laparoscopic repair of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)

Epublication WebSurg.com, Jul 2018;18(07). URL: http://websurg.com/doi/vd01en5340

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Eligibility criteria for the thoracoscopic approach in case of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) in infants were jointly addressed at the ESPES/IPEG-ESPU Masterclass in March 2017 held at IRCAD, and also published on WeBSurg. This video aims to show a series of technical details in case of thoracoscopy for CDH grade B according to the currently accepted international classification. At the beginning of the procedure, short intrathoracic low pressure carbon dioxide insufflation at 4mmHg and 1.5 Liter per minute was performed during hernia reduction. The posterior diaphragmatic border was then freed and a diaphragmatic suture was performed using non-absorbable separate 2/0 stitches. A GoreTex DualMesh® patch was used to complete the external suturing of the diaphragm and to achieve fixation stitches.