Symptomatic Bochdalek hernia in an octogenarian

Paul Perch, Ward V. Houck, Abelardo DeAnda

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Abstract

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
Volume73
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2002
Externally publishedYes

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Pleural Cavity
Diaphragm
Chest Pain
Radiography
Dyspnea
Stomach
Nursing
Thorax
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernias

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  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Surgery

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Symptomatic Bochdalek hernia in an octogenarian. / Perch, Paul; Houck, Ward V.; DeAnda, Abelardo.

In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery, Vol. 73, No. 4, 2002, p. 1288-1289.

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Perch, Paul ; Houck, Ward V. ; DeAnda, Abelardo. / Symptomatic Bochdalek hernia in an octogenarian. In: Annals of Thoracic Surgery. 2002 ; Vol. 73, No. 4. pp. 1288-1289.
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