Diaphragmatic hernia

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 76
Gender: Female

Acquired diaphragmatic hernia 76 years old female with chest pain.

Case Discussion

This case illustrates a probable acquired diaphragmatic hernia. Depending on the location and size of the defect retroperitoneal or intra-abdominal organs and tissues, like in this case, can prolapse into thoracic cavity due to the negative intrathoracic pressure.

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Case information

rID: 36473
Case created: 24th Apr 2015
Last edited: 18th May 2017
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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