Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports (ASCR)

Case Report Volume 1 Issue 2

Diaphragmatic Hernia Caused by Iatrogenic Injury; Two Cases and a Review of the Literature

Stacey L Chamberlain* and Julie Flynn

Monash Health, Department of General and Upper GI Surgery, Australia

*Corresponding Author:Stacey L Chamberlain, General Surgery Registrar, Monash Health, Department of General and Upper GI Surgery, Australia.

Received: February 12, 2020; Published: February 19, 2020



  Diaphragmatic hernia resulting from iatrogenic injury is quite rare, and poses risk of acute obstruction, strangulation or perforation of abdominal organs. Iatrogenic injuries can be small and go unrecognised at time of surgery. We present two such cases of patients with diaphragmatic hernia causing acute obstruction or strangulation requiring emergency surgery. Both patients had history of upper abdominal surgery, with presumed iatrogenic injury as the underlying cause for the diaphragmatic hernia.
We discuss here the potential risks and pitfalls of unrecognised iatrogenic diaphragm injury and review the relevant literature.

Keywords: Diaphragmatic Hernia; Iatrogenic Injury; Surgical Complication



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Citation: Stacey L Chamberlain and Julie Flynn. “Diaphragmatic Hernia Caused by Iatrogenic Injury; Two Cases and a Review of the Literature”. Acta Scientific Clinical Case Reports 1.2 (2020): 14-17.


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