Bochdalek Hernia in Asymptomatic Adults: A Case Report of Radiological Importance

Authors

  • Ahmad Monjurul Aziz Junior Consultant, Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Dental College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Rubina Yasmin Professor & Head, Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Dental College Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Azharul Haque Dept. of Medicine, Dhaka Dental College Hospital, Dhaka

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v36i4.38188

Keywords:

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia, Bochdalek hernia, diaphragm

Abstract

Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias (CDH) is a rare entity with incidence of 1:3000 live births. Late presentation is unusual and in most cases is diagnosed in adolescents or early childhood. Asymptomatic diaphragmatic hernia in the absence of trauma is very rare in adults. The finding of CDH in adults is mostly incidental. Left sided hernia i.e. Bochdalek hernia is more common. It is more commonly associated with other anomalies. The morbidity and mortality are mainly due to pulmonary hypoplasia. We report a case of CDH, posterolateral defect (Bochdalek type), with mild mediastinal shifting to right side in a young lady, who was asymptomatic throughout the life and referred to us for evaluation of incidental findings of chest X-ray abnormality who was suffering from cholelithiasis. The surgical approach for the resolution of this pathology is variable and it depends on the presence and severity of visceral complications.

J Bangladesh Coll Phys Surg 2018; 36(4): 175-178

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
637
PDF
698

Downloads

Published

2018-09-14

How to Cite

Aziz, A. M., Yasmin, R., & Haque, M. A. (2018). Bochdalek Hernia in Asymptomatic Adults: A Case Report of Radiological Importance. Journal of Bangladesh College of Physicians and Surgeons, 36(4), 175–178. https://doi.org/10.3329/jbcps.v36i4.38188

Issue

Section

Case Reports