Congenital diaphragmatic hernia presenting in the sixth decade mimicking pneumonia

Saulat Hasnain Fatimi, Nida Sajjad, Marium Muzaffar, Hashim Muhammad Hanif

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Congenital diaphragmatic hernia presentation in adults is extremely rare. Patients who present with late diaphragmatic hernias complain of a wide variety of symptoms and diagnosis can be difficult. We report a case of a 64 year old male who presented with a six month history of cough, shortness of breath and weight loss. The most common strategy to treat a Bochdalek hernia is via a thoracotomy or laparotomy or both. In our patient the repair was performed with a thoracotomy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)600-601
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2011


  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Sixth decade


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