Lung hernia following robotic-assisted mitral valve repair

Castigliano M. Bhamidipati, Kilali I. Iyalla, Keri A. Seymour, Charles J. Lutz

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Lung hernia is an uncommon diagnosis characterized by lung tissue protruding through a chest wall defect. It may occur spontaneously, as a congenital defect, as a result of trauma, or as a postsurgical complication. We describe the occurrence of lung hernia and subsequent successful herniorraphy in two patients following robotic-assisted mitral valve repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)460-463
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Cardiac Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 2012
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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