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Left VATS Hemidiaphragm Traumatic Rupture Repair

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Diaphragmatic lacerations are not uncommon after blunt thoraco-abdominal trauma following traffic accidents. Diagnosis can be difficult as clinical presentation is sometimes unclear. VATS is a safe approach to confirm the diagnosis and treat the condition. This video presents the case of an 86-year-old woman with a grade IV injury.


My congratulations for this intervention. What port access patter did you use? Does it vary on the location of the laceration?

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