Hiatus and Bochdalek hernias

Case contributed by Dr Henry Knipe


Cough and fevers ?Pneumonia.

Patient Data

Age: 88
Gender: Female

No focal consolidation. Posterior right basal opacity. Cardiomegaly without overt oedema or pleural effusions. Unfolded thoracic aorta. Small hiatus hernia with an air fluid level.


Comparison with prior CT confirms the hiatus hernia and demonstrates right basal opacity is a Bochdalek hernia. 

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Case information

rID: 30279
Published: 31st Jul 2014
Last edited: 18th Aug 2017
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