Intercostal lung hernia

Case contributed by Dr Jan Frank Gerstenmaier

Presentation

Pre-employment chest radiograph

Patient Data

Age: 60
Gender: Male
X-ray

There is a triangular lucency lateral to the right costophrenic angle representing lung protrusion beyond the confines of the thoracic cage. Appearances are in keeping with an intercostal lung hernia.

Case Discussion

Lung hernia can be acquired or congenital. In this case, the hernia was an incidental finding.

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Case information

rID: 24935
Case created: 21st Sep 2013
Last edited: 6th Mar 2017
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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