Review Article

Robot-assisted Toupet fundoplication and associated cholecystectomy in symptomatic giant hiatal hernia with situs viscerumin versus—A case report and literature review

Author: Angela Romano

Introduction: Giant Hiatus Hernia (GHH) is defined as migration of >30% of the stomach with or without other intra-abdominal organs into the chest. Situs Viscerum Inversusis a rare congenital condition in which the major visceral organs are reversed from their normal arrangement; they are translated (completely or partially) on the opposite side of the body. Diagnosis is often incidental. We report a Robot-assisted Toupet fundoplication for a giant hiatal hernia with gastro oesophageal reflux disease and cholelithiasis, in a 63-years-old woman with Situs Viscerum Inversus (SVI). Case Presentation: A 63-year-old woman with Situs Viscerum Inversus was diagnosed with giant sliding hiatus hernia. We performed a Robotassisted procedure of reduction of hiatal hernia in abdomenand Toupet fundoplication with Bio A mesh placement and gastropexy procedure associated to cholecystectomy. The operation time was of 190 minutes. The patient was discharged on third postoperative day after X-ray check and he tolerated a solid food. Conclusion: Minimally invasive surgery represents, nowadays, the standard approach for hiatal hernia and cholelithiasis. In challenging cases as the giant hernias ad rare anomaly as situs viscerum inversus, the surgical treatment can be facilitated by the use of robotic technology.