“Robotic repair of congenital paraesophageal hiatal hernia.”
Deugarte, D. A., R. B. Hirschl, et al. (2009).
Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques. 2009; 19 (SUPPL 19(SUPPL. 1).
Congenital paraesophageal hiatal hernias are rare and can be associated with gastric incarceration, volvulus, mucosal ulceration, and anemia. Primary repair of the hernia and fundoplication are recommended. In this paper, we report a case of a 3-year-old child with abdominal pain who was noted to have a paraesophageal hiatal hernia with partial gastric volvulus. A 5 mm robot platform was utilized to facilitate hernia sac dissection, hiatal repair, and fundoplication. Â© 2009 Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. 2009.