Large diaphragmatic hernia

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad


Thoracoabdominal pain and breath shortness. History of car accident about 10 years ago.

Patient Data

Age: 55 years
Gender: Female

Large defect is present at right hemidiaphragm accompanied by herniation of right liver lobe, gallbladder, distal portion of stomach, hepatic flexure of colon and some small bowel loops into right hemithorax. 

Case Discussion

Large right hemidiaphragm hernia in a patient with history of blunt trauma. Depending on the location and size of the defect retroperitoneal or intra-abdominal organs and tissues can prolapse into thoracic cavity due to the negative intra-thoracic pressure.

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Case information

rID: 87630
Published: 11th Mar 2021
Last edited: 12th Mar 2021
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Tabesh medical imaging center