Laparoscopic repair of a Morgagni hernia presenting with syncope in an 85-year-old woman: case report and update of the literature.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

An 85-year-old woman was transferred from her local hospital for cardiac evaluation after presenting with repeated episodes of syncope during bowel movements. A thorough evaluation revealed no cardiac abnormalities but did reveal a Morgagni hernia with transverse colon in the mediastinum. She underwent laparoscopic reduction of the colon and repair of the hernia with mesh and had a rapid and uneventful recovery.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • White, DC; McMahon, R; Wright, T; Eubanks, WS

Published Date

  • June 2002

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 12 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 161 - 165

PubMed ID

  • 12184900

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1092-6429

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1089/10926420260188047


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States