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.
Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
(2011). Congenital diaphragmatic hernia presenting in the sixth decade mimicking pneumonia. Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association, 61(6), 600-1.
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