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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