How do you fix a morgagni hernia?

How do you fix a morgagni hernia?

Morgagni hernia should be treated, even in asymptomatic cases. The surgery is not urgent except there is evidence of strangulation [5, 9]. Morgagni hernia can be repaired by a variety of surgical approaches including laparotomy, thoracotomy, laparoscopy, and thoracoscopy [4, 5, 15, 16].

What is a morgagni hernia?

Morgagni’s hernia is the herniation of the intra-abdominal organs through a congenital defect in the diaphragm immediately behind the sternum [1]. Its cases are very rare and make up 2-3% of all cases among the four types of congenital diaphragmatic hernias [2].

What causes morgagni hernia?

Morgagni hernia is a rare form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia with a prevalence of 2–3%. It occurs due to a defect on the anterior part of the diaphragm, which allows abdominal organs to penetrate into the thoracic cavity.

What are the types of diaphragmatic hernia?


  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Morgagni’s hernia. Bochdalek hernia.
  • Hiatal hernia.
  • Iatrogenic diaphragmatic hernia.
  • Traumatic diaphragmatic hernia.

How long does it take to recover from a hernia surgery?

Recovery Time After Hernia Surgery. Patients who undergo minimally invasive surgery are usually able to go home the same day and are able to walk the night of the surgery. Some patients, especially those who have had abdominal wall reconstructions or component separations, may have to stay in the hospital for a few days.

Can a hernia of Morgagni be repaired laparoscopically?

Laparoscopic repair was favoured in adults especially in non-acute cases. Hernia of Morgagni is the most rare of the four types of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (2%–3% of all cases). 1,2 In adults, it commonly presents with non-specific symptoms—for example, excess flatulence and indigestion.

What to expect after laparoscopic hernia mesh surgery?

Patients can usually manage pain with over-the-counter medicines. Some patients may need stronger pain medicines to control their discomfort after surgery. These pain medicines can have side effects. Patients can expect laparoscopic hernia mesh recovery to be about the same as open repair recovery.

When to resume physical activity after hernia surgery?

Physical Activity After Hernia Mesh Surgery. Most people will be able to resume full activity two weeks after hernia mesh surgery. It can be as long as four weeks with non-mesh hernia surgery. A doctor can determine when an individual patient is ready.