Laparoscopic repair of non-complicated lumbar hernia secondary to a latissimus dorsi flap

L. Obregón, M. Ruiz-Castilla*, M. M. Binimelis, A. Guinot, V. García, O. Puig, J. P. Barret

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Lumbar hernia is an unusual complication of the latissimus dorsi flap. Traditionally, it has always been repaired using open-surgery techniques. We present the first description of laparoscopic surgery to treat a non-complicated superior lumbar hernia resulting from the creation of an enlarged latissimus dorsi myocutaneous flap for breast reconstruction following left modified radical mastectomy. The laparoscopic approach substantially reduced the risks associated with open surgery, shortened length of hospital stay and time to recovery and obtained better cosmetic results. Laparoscopic surgery may be considered as a feasible therapeutic option for non-complicated superior lumbar hernias secondary to a latissimus dorsi muscle flap. Clinical Question/Level of evidence: Therapeutic, V.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)407-410
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2014


  • Laparoscopic surgery
  • Latissimus dorsi muscle flap
  • Lumbar hernia


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