October - December 2017:
Volume 30, Issue 4

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Pneumon 2017, 30(4):261-264
Symptomatic Bochdalek hernia with kidney in an elderly patient
Authors Information

1: Department of Internal Medicine, Filiates General Hospital, Greece
2: Department of Radiology, Filiates General Hospital, Greece


Bochdalek hernia (BH), resulting from the failure of posterolateral diaphragmatic foramina to fuse, is the most common congenital diaphragmatic hernia and usually manifests in pediatric age with life-threatening complications. We present the case of an elderly man with chronic pulmonary obstructive disease, who presented with chronic atypical chest pain. Computed tomography scans of the chest demonstrated left-sided BH containing kidney and spleenThus, it is essential to be aware of the coexistence of BH appearing in adult life.