Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia

Case contributed by Dr Amr Farouk


6 years old with recurrent respiratory tract infection since birth.

Patient Data

Age: 6 years
Gender: Male
  • Large right posterolateral diaphragmatic defect is seen passing the right hepatic lobe & multiple small intestinal loops with its mesentery as well as parts of the ascending and transverse colon into the right hemithorax.
  • Subsequent hypoplasia of the right lung is seen sparing apical and anterior segments of upper lobe as well as markedly reduced volume of the middle lobe which presents diffuse ground glass veiling.

Case Discussion

Right diaphragmatic Bochdalek hernia with right pulmonary hypoplasia.

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Case information

rID: 38866
Published: 15th Aug 2015
Last edited: 7th Dec 2015
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