An Adult Male with Bochdalek Hernia– A Case Report

An Adult Male with Bochdalek Hernia– A Case Report


  • Fakiha Bukhari
  • Hajrah Hilal Ahmed
  • Kanwal Irshad
  • Muhammad Jamaluddin



Bochdalek hernia, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia, Surgical mesh repair, Laparotomy


Bochdalek hernia results due to failure of pleuroperitoneal membranes to fuse completely before birth, resulting in a defect in left posterior diaphragm through which abdominal organs can herniate into thorax. It is a congenital condition and is common in infants and children. It is rarely present in adults. We present a case of a twenty five year old adult male presenting with a 2 day history of sharp epigastric and left hypochondriac pain and 1 month history of non-bloody, non-projectile vomiting. An X-ray Abdomen was done showing signs of small bowel obstruction (SBO) with eventration of diaphragm and mediastinal shift. Upon surgical approach, a Bochdalek hernia defect was seen in left posterolateral diaphragm. Patient was successfully treated with laparotomy and mesh repair without any perioperative and postoperative complications.



05/16/2023 — Updated on 07/04/2023


How to Cite

Bukhari, F. ., Ahmed, H. H. ., Irshad, K. ., & Jamaluddin, M. . (2023). An Adult Male with Bochdalek Hernia– A Case Report. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 29(1), 55–57. (Original work published May 16, 2023)



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