Bochdalek Hernia

(aka Thoracic Kidney)

Epidemiology

  • Usually present early in life

Etiology

  • Hernia through diaphragmatic foramen of Bochdalek

Diagnosis

  • CXR/Chest CT Patterns:
    • Posterior location
    • May be large

Clinical

  • May present early in life with respiratory problems

Treatment

  • Surgical Correction: usually necessary

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