BOCHDALEK HERNIA IN A YOUNG ADULT SUCCESFULLY TREATED WITH A LAPAROSCOPIC APPROACH, A CASE REPORT

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Resumen

Background: Bochdalek hernias are a rare form of diaphragmatic hernias; they are frequently found in children; however, they have been discovered in completely asymptomatic adults in exceptional situations. Being such a unique pathology, they can be easily confused and misdiagnose, exposing patients to unnecessary treatments. Case report: Patient is an otherwise healthy 30-year-old patient without past medical history; after vigorous physical activity, a Bochdalek hernia was discovered and successfully treated; on follow-ups, he is doing well without signs of recurrence. Conclusions: In adults, Bochdalek hernia is an uncommon form of diaphragmatic hernia. As most cases are asymptomatic, a high index of suspicion is needed since diagnosis is challenging. Modern surgical techniques can improve patient recovery and short hospital stay with minimal morbidity or mortality.
Idioma originalInglés
PublicaciónAnnals of Medicine and Surgery
EstadoPublicada - 1 may. 2021
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