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Acute intestinal obstruction: A rare presentation of left sided adult congenital diaphragmatic hernia


A diaphragmatic hernia is defined as a communication between the abdominal and thoracic cavities, with or without abdominal contents in the thorax. It is usually diagnosed among newborns, but late presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernias has also been reported with an incidence of 5 to 25%. Intestinal obstruction due to obstructed diaphragmatic hernia is very rare and represents a considerable diagnostic challenge. Herein, we report the case of an obstructed diaphragmatic Bochdalek-type hernia complicated by acute intestinal obstruction.

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Chatterjee, S., Mitra, A., Sarkar, S. et al. Acute intestinal obstruction: A rare presentation of left sided adult congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Hellenic J Surg 87, 427–429 (2015).

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  • Congenital diaghragmatic hernia
  • adult diaphragmatic hernia
  • acute intestinal obstruction