Bochdalek diaphragmatic hernia in adolescent age

A 16-year old girl is presented with a left-sided congenital diaphragmal hernia (Bochdalek hernia). Mild symptoms - pain in the left lower abdominal quadrant were manifested periodically. Abdominal pain and lack of air were exercise induced. Periodical nausea was induced with consummation of plentiful food. The diaphragmatic hernia was diagnosed by x-ray, gastric and bowel passage visualization using barium-contrast, and spiral CT. The diagnosis was confirmed during surgical treatment.
Category: Case report
Volume: Vol. 47, No 4, october - december 2003
Authors: M. Raos, S. Batinica, K. Kovač
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