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World Journal of Pharmaceutical
and Medical Research

An International Peer Reviewed Journal for Pharmaceutical and Medical Research and Technology
An Official Publication of Society for Advance Healthcare Research (Reg. No. : 01/01/01/31674/16)
ISSN 2455-3301
IMPACT FACTOR: 4.639

ICV : 78.6

Abstract

CAECAL VOLVULUS SECONDARY TO A BOCHDALEK HERNIA IN AN ADULT PATIENT

Dr. Darren J. Porter*, Samuel Price, Magnus Johnston, Judith Sayers, Michael Proctor

ABSTRACT

A Bochdalek hernia is an uncommon presentation in an adult patient. When present they tend to be left - sided, asymptomatic and rarely contain large bowel. When symptomatic, Bochdalek hernias in adults tend to cause gastro - intestinal symptoms in contrast to the paediatric population where respiratory symptoms are typical. Contrast induced CT chest and abdomen has a high sensitivity for diagnosis of Bochdalek hernias, and when demonstrated, they should be managed surgically with either minimally invasive or open surgery.

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