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Robot-assisted Diaphragm Plication
Raghav Murthy, MBBS1, Kemp Kernstine, MD.,PhD.2.
1Rady Children's Hospital, San Diego, CA, USA, 2UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX, USA.

OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the surgical technique, pearls and pitfalls to performing robot-assisted diaphragm plication successfully
METHODS: The video demonstrates the procedure in a 53 year old male with Parsonage-Turner syndrome and right diaphragm paralysis. The pre-operative work up and imaging are discussed. The positioning of the patient, port placement and technique of performing this procedure successfully is detailed in the video.
RESULTS: The post-operative results with improvements in symptoms, imaging and lung function are shown.
CONCLUSIONS: Robot-assisted diaphragm plication is a feasible operation with good results.


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