A 40 year old woman had undergone surgery as a newborn due to a left sided congenital Bochdalek hernia with the ventricle, spleen, left kidney and adrenal gland located intrathoracically. After three pregnancies, she developed left sided flank pain and dyspnea. A CT scan showed a diaphragmatic hernia with a malrotated intrathoracic placed left kidney with minimal hydronephrosis. The spleen was located caudally in the left iliac fossa; there were no other abnormalities. The patient underwent a thoracotomy with a small resection of the diaphragm in order to replace the kidney in the abdominal cavity and closure of the diaphragmatic defect with a Gore-Tex patch.
|Journal||Scandinavian Journal of Urology|
|Number of pages||2|
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2019|
- Abnormalities, Multiple/surgery
- Flank Pain/etiology
- Hernias, Diaphragmatic, Congenital/complications