Incidental finding of Bochdalek hernia in an adult: a case report

Incidental finding of Bochdalek hernia in an adult: a case report



Bochdalek hernia, case report, chest, abdomen, CT


A Bochdalek hernia, also known as a congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), is a type of hernia that occurs in infants. The diaphragm, the muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdominal cavity, is characterized by a hole or gap during birth. This opening allows the abdominal organs, such as the stomach, intestines, or liver, to pass through the thoracic cavity.

Here, we report a 56-year-old male patient who came to our hospital because of rectal bleeding, symptoms unrelated to the hernia. We performed a Computed Tomography (CT) scan with contrast enhancement to find the cause of the bleeding and as an incidental finding we diagnosed the hernia: it is very rare to find a silent Bochdalek hernia for more than 50 years.


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Balzano RF, Fascia G, Sciacqua A, Guglielmi G. Incidental finding of Bochdalek hernia in an adult: a case report. Acta Biomed [Internet]. 2023 Oct. 17 [cited 2024 Jul. 20];94(5):e2023246. Available from: