Congenital right diaphragmatic hernia of Bochdalek rarely occurs in adults and usually is asymptomatic. We report a right Bochdalek hernia with chronic liver herniation and intestinal malrotation in a 55-year old woman who presented with acute intestinal occlusion. The diagnosis required definitive confirmation by CT scan. With impending strangulation, emergency surgery through a thoracoabdominal approach resulted in an easy hernia repair and reduced the technical difficulties due to the intestinal malrotation.

Chronic liver herniation through a right Bochdalek hernia with acute onset in adulthood

DI CARLO, Isidoro;LA GRECA, Gaetano;RUSSELLO, Domenico;
2001

Abstract

Congenital right diaphragmatic hernia of Bochdalek rarely occurs in adults and usually is asymptomatic. We report a right Bochdalek hernia with chronic liver herniation and intestinal malrotation in a 55-year old woman who presented with acute intestinal occlusion. The diagnosis required definitive confirmation by CT scan. With impending strangulation, emergency surgery through a thoracoabdominal approach resulted in an easy hernia repair and reduced the technical difficulties due to the intestinal malrotation.
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