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Incarcerated transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia preceded by Chilaiditi’s syndrome

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Transdiaphragmatic hernia most often develops after blunt or penetrating thoracoabdominal trauma. We report on the case of a 73-year-old man who underwent emergency ileocoecal resection for an incarcerated transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia. The patient’s history included both a lumbotomy for right nephrectomy and Chilaiditi’s syndrome. The literature regarding both transdiaphragmatic intercostal herniation and Chilaiditi’s syndrome is reviewed in relation to the presented case.

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Rompen, J.C., Zeebregts, C.J., Prevo, R.L. et al. Incarcerated transdiaphragmatic intercostal hernia preceded by Chilaiditi’s syndrome. Hernia 9, 198–200 (2005).

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