CC BY 4.0 · Surg J (N Y) 2020; 06(03): e164-e166
DOI: 10.1055/s-0040-1716330
Case Report

Robotic Transthoracic Repair of a Right-Sided Traumatic Diaphragmatic Rupture

Jin K. Kim
1  Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
,
Anand Desai
1  Department of Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
,
Anastasia Kunac
2  Division of Trauma and Critical Care, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
,
Aziz M. Merchant
3  Division of General and Minimally Invasive Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
,
Constantinos Lovoulos
4  Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Newark, New Jersey
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Abstract

Introduction Traumatic diaphragm rupture injury repairs are predominately performed through thoracotomy, laparotomy, or a combination of the two approaches. While open surgery is often necessary to follow the fundamentals of damage-control operations in unstable or polytrauma patients, minimally invasive surgery may be an alternative for those with a low injury burden to reduce the postoperative morbidities associated with open operations.

Case Description We describe the first case of a right-sided diaphragm rupture from blunt trauma that was repaired by a robotic transthoracic approach in the index admission.

Conclusion Minimally invasive repair of an acute traumatic diaphragm rupture is feasible in selected trauma patients.

Disclosure

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Publication History

Received: 28 November 2019

Accepted: 10 June 2020

Publication Date:
28 September 2020 (online)

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