A simple technique for the thoracoscopic plication of the diaphragm

Znuke Hwang, Jae Seung Shin, Yang Hyun Cho, Kyung Sun, In Sung Lee

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    We describe a simple technique for video-assisted thoracoscopic plication in patients with diaphragmatic eventration. During the plication, which is performed with a continuous running suture, a surgical assistant maintains the continuous suture traction using a homemade hook through the port. The technique can be performed easily, without any kind of thoracotomy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)376-378
    Number of pages3
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2003 Jul 1


    • Diaphragm
    • Diaphragmatic eventration
    • Thoracic surgery, video assisted
    • Thoracoscopes
    • Thoracoscopy

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
    • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
    • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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