Adult Bochdalek hernias more commonly present with gastrointestinal symptoms than with pulmonary symptoms. Frontal and lateral chest radiography is a good screening tool but thin-section CT scanning has higher sensitivity for these lesions. Laparoscopic repair of symptomatic adult Bochdalek hernias can be performed successfully and may result. Bochdalek hernias are mostly diagnosed during infancy; in adults they are quite rare, with only a hundred known cases of adult Bochdalek hernias worldwide . A Bochdalek hernia constitutes 0.2 to 6% of all hernias of the diaphragm .
Home Diseases Bochdalek hernia in adults, Symptoms, Causes, Mortality rate, Treatment. Bochdalek hernia in adults, Symptoms, Causes, Mortality rate, Treatment Diseases. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia have two forms, one of them is morgagni hernia and the other one is bochdalek hernia. Bochdalek hernia in adults, Symptoms, 5/5. Previously unrecognized Bochdalek's hernia in the adult patient is often diagnosed incidentally to other problems. Symptomatic cases of Bochdalek's hernia in adults are fairly rare, although case studies are found in the literature. Kocakusak and others reported a case of a 21-year-old male with a left-sided undiagnosed Bochdalek's hernia.
Bochdalek hernias usually present in neonates with respiratory failure, need to be operated early and are associated with a high mortality. We describe an adult patient who came to the emergency department with nonspecific recurrent chest and abdominal pain. A computed tomography scan showed a large posterolateral diaphragmatic defect and an oversized spleen.Cited by: 8. A Bochdalek hernia is a form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia.They occur posteriorly and are due to a defect in the posterior attachment of the diaphragm when there is a failure of pleuroperitoneal membrane closure in utero. Retroperitoneal structures may prolapse through .