Open abdomen in the management of complicated diaphragmatic hernia: a case report

Open abdomen in the management of complicated diaphragmatic hernia: a case report

Authors

  • Alfredo Annicchiarico General Surgery Unit, Parma University Hospital,
  • Mario Giuffrida General Surgery Unit, Parma University Hospital
  • Paolo Del Rio General Surgery Unit, Parma University Hospital
  • Elena Bonati General Surgery Unit, Parma University Hospital
  • Gennaro Perrone Emergency Surgery Unit, Parma University Hospital
  • Fausto Catena Emergency Surgery Unit, Parma University Hospital

Keywords:

Diaphragmatic hernia, damage control surgery, biological mesh, open abdomen, case report, emergency surgery.

Abstract

Diaphragmatic hernia (DH) can be congenital or acquired. DH is a potentially life-threatening condition and the management in emergency setting remain unclear. Nonspecific symptoms can delay the diagnosis. We report a case of a 63-year-old man admitted for abdominal pain and nausea. He was successfully treated with damage control surgery.

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Published

30-04-2021

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Case Reports: General Surgery and Miscellanea

How to Cite

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Annicchiarico A, Giuffrida M, Del Rio P, Bonati E, Perrone G, Catena F. Open abdomen in the management of complicated diaphragmatic hernia: a case report. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 30 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];92(S1). Available from: https://www.mattioli1885journals.com/index.php/actabiomedica/article/view/10096