Korean J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg.  2012 Oct;45(5):348-350. 10.5090/kjtcs.2012.45.5.348.

An Adult Right-sided Bochdalek Hernia Accompanied with Hepatic Hypoplasia and Inguinal Hernia

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  • 1Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Korea. wth@ewha.ac.kr

Abstract

We herein report a very rare case of adult right-sided Bochdalek hernia accompanied with hepatic hypoplasia and inguinal hernia. A 29-year-old man was admitted with right-sided pneumothorax. A computed tomography was performed and revealed large right sided Bochdalek hernia with hepatic hypoplasia. Under thoracolaparotomy, the defect was closed with Gore-Tex soft tissue patch. After the operation, left-sided inguinal hernia was found. However, it turned out that it had been present during infancy and spontaneously resolved during adolescence. This is the first report of right-sided Bochdalek hernia with hepatic hypoplasia and inguinal hernia in an adult.

Keyword

Bochdalek hernia; Hepatic hypoplasia; Inguinal hernia

MeSH Terms

Adolescent
Adult
Hernia
Hernia, Inguinal
Humans
Pneumothorax
Polytetrafluoroethylene
Polytetrafluoroethylene
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