Bochdalek hernia - adult

Case contributed by Dr Ammar Haouimi


Epigastric pain. Past history of cholecystectomy 25 years ago.

Patient Data

Age: 90 years
Gender: Female

The CT images demonstrate a herniation of the retroperitoneal fat through a focal posterolateral defect of the right hemidiaphragm. No other abnormality detected.

Case Discussion

CT features of a Bochdalek hernia (incidental finding).

In adults, Bochdalek hernia is rare, usually incidentally-discovered during an abdominal CT. Right-sided location is more common and more frequent in females (as in this case).

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Case information

rID: 67889
Published: 29th Apr 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Aurès Medical Imaging Center - Batna Algeria

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