Repair of a Recurrent Subxiphoid Hernia (Video)

How Cleveland Clinic remedied the 25 cm by 30 cm defect

A 68-year-old man with a history of CABG complicated by sternal infection presented with a recurrent subxiphoid hernia. Even after three previous repairs, the sternal defect measured 25 cm wide by 30 cm long. Intestinal contents were herniating from beneath the subxiphoid region and lying on top of the sternum.

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In this brief intraoperative video, watch surgeon Michael J. Rosen, MD, Director of the Comprehensive Hernia Center at Cleveland Clinic, and his team perform the complex reconstruction.

 

 

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