Symptomatic Bochdalek hernia in an octogenarian

Paul Perch, Ward V. Houck, Abe DeAnda

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We present a case of an 88-year-old man who presented with chest pain and shortness of breath. Chest radiography suggested the presence of a ruptured diaphragm, and on exploration a left Bochdalek defect with herniation of stomach and small bowel into the left pleural cavity was found. This was repaired and the patient eventually was discharged to a nursing facility. We believe this represents the oldest patient presentation of a symptomatic Bochdalek hernia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1288-1289
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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