Congenital diaphragmatic hernia with spontaneous gastric rupture in pregnancy

Chih Long Shen, Tsai Wang Huang, Hsu Kai Huang, Chih Ming Hsieh, Yung Lung Cheng, Hung Chang, Ching Tzao, Hsian He Hsu, Shih Chun Lee

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Abstract

Background: Diaphragmatic hernias are rare in adults and extremely rare during pregnancy when diagnosis is difficult because of the nonspecific symptoms. However, delays in diagnosis can be fatal. Case Report: We report the successful repair of a Bochdalek hernia in a woman presenting with emesis and epigastric pain at 29 weeks of gestation. A diaphragmatic hernia complicated by rupture of the stomach was diagnosed by computed tomography. A cesarean section was performed, followed by surgical repair of the diaphragmatic defect and stomach perforation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalViszeralmedizin: Gastrointestinal Medicine and Surgery
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Bochdalek hernia
  • Diaphragmatic hernia
  • Gastric rupture
  • Pregnancy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Gastroenterology
  • Surgery

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    Shen, C. L., Huang, T. W., Huang, H. K., Hsieh, C. M., Cheng, Y. L., Chang, H., Tzao, C., Hsu, H. H., & Lee, S. C. (2012). Congenital diaphragmatic hernia with spontaneous gastric rupture in pregnancy. Viszeralmedizin: Gastrointestinal Medicine and Surgery, 28(3), 216-218. https://doi.org/10.1159/000335301