Lung hernia following robotic-assisted mitral valve repair.


Journal Article

Lung hernia is an uncommon diagnosis characterized by lung tissue protruding through a chest wall defect. It may occur spontaneously, as a congenital defect, as a result of trauma, or as a postsurgical complication. We describe the occurrence of lung hernia and subsequent successful herniorraphy in two patients following robotic-assisted mitral valve repair.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bhamidipati, CM; Iyalla, KI; Seymour, KA; Lutz, CJ

Published Date

  • July 2012

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 460 - 463

PubMed ID

  • 22607082

Pubmed Central ID

  • 22607082

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1540-8191

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1540-8191.2012.01463.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States