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J Minim Access Surg. 2019 Apr 24. doi: 10.4103/jmas.JMAS_323_18. [Epub ahead of print]

Bochdalek's hernia in an elderly male - A case report.

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Department of General Surgery, Dr D Y Patil Hospital, Kolhapur, Maharashtra, India.


Diaphragmatic hernia is protrusion of the abdominal contents into the thoracic cavity. It is a congenital defect of the diaphragm. It is most commonly encountered in infancy but rarely in adults. Here, we would like to present a rare case of 75-year-old male with Bochdalek's hernia. The patient had presented for the first time in his life for his symptoms. This case report emphasises the rare presentation of Bochdalek's hernia in an elderly male. The patient was treated using minimal access surgery i.e., laparoscopic approach and hence had a better post-operative outcome.


Bochdalek's hernia; congenital diaphragmatic hernia; laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek's Hernia

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