Health  Vol.3 No.10 , October 2011
Bochdalek hernia (Acute gastric obstruction and laparoscopic approach)
ABSTRACT
Bochdalek hernia is a rare clinical entity which consist of a lack of development of the diaphragm. Its diagnosis is more common in children and in relation to respiratory symptons. But it is also possible to appear in adulthood and usually related with acute digestive problems. Due to acute presentation often require emergency surgery. After reviewing the current literature, laparoscopic approach seems to be the technique of choice, with or without mesh placement. We report a new case of a young man with acute obstruction syndrome and laparoscopic treatment.

Cite this paper
nullDiaz-Nieto, R. and Naranjo-Torres, A. (2011) Bochdalek hernia (Acute gastric obstruction and laparoscopic approach). Health, 3, 609-612. doi: 10.4236/health.2011.310102.
References
[1]   Kaiser, J.R. and Rosenfeld, C.R. (1999) A population- based study of congenital diaphragmatic hernia: Impact of associatedanomalies and preoperative blood gases on survival. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 34, 1196-1202. doi:10.1016/S0022-3468(99)90151-3

[2]   Miller, S. (1994) Diaphragmatic hernia: Resuscitation. Anesthesia and Uncommon Pediatric Diseases. Anesthe- siology Review, 366.

[3]   Kirks, D.R. (1991) Practical pediatric imaging. 2nd Edition, Little, Brown and Company, Boston.

[4]   Bag?aj, M. (2004) Late-presenting congenital diaphragm- matic hernia in children: a clinical spectrum. Pediatric Surgery International, 20, 658-669. doi:10.1007/s00383-004-1269-5

[5]   Thomas, S. and Kapur, B. (1991) Adult Bochdalek hernia clinical features, management and results of treatment. Japanese Journal of Surgery, 21, 114-119. doi:10.1007/BF02470876

[6]   Barbiera, F., Nicastro, N., Finazzo, M., Lo Casto, A., Runza, G., Bartolotta, T.V. and Midiri, M. (2003) The role of MRI in traumatic rupture of the diaphragm. Our experience in three cases and review of the literature. La Radiologia Medica, 105, 188-194.

[7]   Crandall, M., Popowich, D., Shapiro, M. and West, M. (2007) Posttraumatic hernias: Historical overview and review of the literature. The American Journal of Surgery, 73, 845-850.

[8]   Puri, P. and Wester, T. (1997) Historical aspects of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Pediatric Surgery International, 12, 95-100. doi:10.1007/BF01349971

[9]   Carvajal Balaguera J.J., Casas, M.S., Pe?a Gamarra L., Gómez Maestro P., Monterde García G. and Tello López I. (1995) Bochdalek’s hernia in an adult with stomach volvulus and extrapulmonary sequestration. Archivos de Bronconeumología, 31, 287-289.

[10]   Ayala, J.A., Naik-Mathuria, B. and Olutoye, O.O. (2008) Delayed presentation of congenital diaphragmatic hernia manifesting as combined-type acute gastric volvulus: A case report and review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Surgery, 43, E35-39. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2007.11.015

[11]   Horton, J.D., Hofmann, L.J. and Hetz, S.P. (2008) Presentation and management of Morgagni hernias in adults: A review of 298 cases. Surgical Endoscopy, 22, 1413- 1420. doi:10.1007/s00464-008-9754-x

[12]   Shah, R., Sabanathan, S., Mearns, A.J. and Choudhury, A.K. (1995) Traumatic rupture of diaphragm. The Annals of Thoracic Surgery, 60, 1444-1449. doi:10.1016/0003-4975(95)00629-Y

[13]   Brusciano, L., Izzo, G., Maffettone, V,, Rossetti, G., Renzi, A., Napolitano, V,, Russo, G. and Del Genio, A. (2003) Laparoscopic treatment of Bochdalek hernia without the use of a mesh. Surgical Endoscopy, 17, 1497- 1498. doi:10.1007/s00464-002-4288-0

[14]   Meyer, G., Hüttl, T.P., Hatz, R.A. and Schildberg, F.W. (2000) Laparoscopic repair of traumatic diaphragmatic hernias. Surgical Endoscopy, 14, 1010-1014. doi:10.1007/s004640000206

[15]   Connor, D.J. (2006) Bochdalek hernia in a soldier. Journal of the Royal Naval Medical Service, 92, 75-77.

[16]   Fei, L., Saviano, C., Moccia, F., del Genio, G., Trapani, V., Nunziale, A., Lombardi, G. and Cecchi, M. (2008) ePTFE soft tissue patch reconstruction of hemi diaphragmatic agenesis with late clinical presentation. Hernia, 12, 103-106. doi:10.1007/s10029-007-0254-z

[17]   Cosenza, U.M., Raschellà, G.F., Giacomelli, L., Scicchitano, F., Simone, M., Cancrini, G., Zofrea, P. and Cancrini, A. (2004) The Bochdalek hernia in the adult: Case report and review of the literature. Giornale di Chirurgia, 25, 175-179.

 
 
Top