Spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture following robotic prostatectomy

Robotic surgery is an established therapy for localised prostate cancer and is replacing conventional laparoscopic prostatectomy in developed countries. Port-site hernia is a recognised, albeit small, risk following laparoscopic or robotic surgery. We report a case of spontaneous rupture of the right hemidiaphragm following robotic prostatectomy.

Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. 2016 Sep 23 [Epub ahead of print]

T Naeem, S Kumar, K Fareed, A Jah, A Hindmarsh, N Shah, V Sujendran

Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust , Cambridge , UK.


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