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Hepatobiliary Pancreat Dis Int. 2007 Apr;6(2):219-21.

Non-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia of the liver in an adult: a case report.

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Department of General Surgery, First Affiliated Hospital, Dalian Medical University, Dalian, China. luohaifeng75@yahoo.com.cn

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Diaphragmatic hernia of the liver is a rare clinical entity, usually found after trauma in adults. This study was undertaken to elucidate a misdiagnosis of non-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia of the liver in an adult.

METHOD:

The clinical data of one patient with non-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia of the liver was analyzed.

RESULTS:

A tumor in the right lower thorax was revealed by chest X-ray and computed tomography. Non-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia of the liver was not identified until the operation. Pathological analysis confirmed the finding. The patient recovered well.

CONCLUSIONS:

Non-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia of the liver in an adult is a rare right-sided diaphragmatic hernia, which can move up into the chest cavity. It should be distinguished from lung cancer. The diagnosis and evaluation of non-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia of the liver can help optimize surgical management.

PMID:
17374586
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