Laparoscopic repair of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia
Krishna, Anurag and Zargar, Noorullah (2002) Laparoscopic repair of a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Indian Pediatrics, 39. pp. 283-285.
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The standard treatment of congenital diaphramatic hernia is by open operation. we have successfully performed a laparoscopic repair in an asymptomatic 2 year-old child. We recommend this is a safe alternative treatment modality in diaphragmatic hernias presenting past infancy . The role of laparoscopic correction in the newborn period ,However , remains to be determined.
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