Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 231–232 | Cite as

Bochdalek's hernia completely reduced by spontaneous ipsilateral tension pneumothorax

  • B. L. Connolly
  • A. Daneman
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This report describes a premature (29 weeks gestation) infant with a left Bochdalek's diaphragmatic hermia, in whom the development of a spontaneous ipsilateral tension pneumothorax caused complete reduction of the hernia into the abdomen. In the presence of a tension pneumothorax, a diaphragmatic hernia may be masked on a chest radiograph and therefore difficult to diagnose.


Public Health Pneumothorax Chest Radiograph Diaphragmatic Hernia Complete Reduction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. L. Connolly
    • 1
    • 2
  • A. Daneman
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Diagnostic ImagingHospital for Sick ChildrenTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of Medical ImagingUniversity of TorontoCanada

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