CONGENITAL MORGAGNI HERNIA IN ELDERLY FEMALE- CASE REPORT

Dr M. S. Kalyan Kumar, Dr R. Shyamsundar, Dr R. Kannan

Abstract


Patients with congenital diaphragmatic hernias (CDH) usually present in the neonatal period with respiratory distress. Delayed presentation of CDH in adults is rare and difficult to diagnose. We present a 61-year-old female patient who came with complaints of epigastric pain and retrosternal pain. X-ray and CT scan of the chest revealed a right-sided Morgagni hernia. The contents of the hernia were reduced and a primary tension free repair of the hernia defect was done through laparscopy. The postoperative course was uneventful. A strong clinical suspicion and good interpretation of radiological images help diagnose CDH which present late. Laparoscopic repair is the treatment of choice at present. Primary repair is usually successful; however, mesh repair may be required for larger defects


Keywords


Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH), Morgagni hernia, diaphragmatic hernia, Bochdalek hernia

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