Diaphragmatic hernia

Dr Henry Knipe and A.Prof Frank Gaillard et al.

Diaphragmatic hernias are defined as either congenital or acquired defects in the diaphragm.

Demographics and aetiology

Congenital

There are two main types of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH)s which are uncommon yet distinct entities that usually occur on the left side (80%) of the diaphragm 1,2:

Acquired

There are a variety of aetiologies for acquired diaphragmatic hernias that usually occur in adulthood 1:

Depending on the location and size of the defect retroperitoneal or intra-abdominal organs and tissues can prolapse into thoracic cavity due to the negative intra-thoracic pressure 1.

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Article information

rID: 1221
System: Chest
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Diaphragmatic herniation

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Cases and figures

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    Case 2: Bochdalek hernia
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    Case 3: CDH in fetus with concurrent iniencephaly
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    Morgagni hernia
    Case 4: Morgagni hernia
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    Case 7: acquired diaphragmatic hernia
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    Case 8
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    Case 9: hernia simulating lung sequestration
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    Case 10: simulating pleural effusion
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    Case 11
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    Case 12: large anterior diaphragmatic hernia
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