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

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Alfredo Annicchiarico
Mario Giuffrida
Paolo Del Rio
Elena Bonati
Gennaro Perrone
Fausto Catena


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


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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