Thoracoscopic Diaphragmatic Plication for Eventration in Pregnant Woman: A Case Report QD03-QD04
Dr. Deepa Ganesh,
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Diaphragmatic eventration is an uncommon malady, underdiagnosed and often treated only in emergent situations. Eventration of the diaphragm is best treated by plication of diaphragm with or without meshplasty. Various studies have shown that thoracoscopic plication is as efficient as laparotomy or laparoscopic plication. We present here the report of thoracoscopic diaphragmatic plication for eventration performed in the third trimester of pregnancy in a 28-year-old woman who presented with acute respiratory distress. To our knowledge, we believe this to be the first published case in medical literature.