Congenital diaphragmatic hernia presenting as splenic rupture in an adult

Bruce W. Robb, Michael F. Reed

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We present the case of a 66-year-old man with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia and splenic rupture. The adult presentation of congenital posterolateral diaphragmatic (Bochdalek) hernia is rare. We describe the operative approach and provide a brief review of the literature.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e9-e10
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 2006


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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