Synchronous ipsilateral Bochdalek and Morgagni diaphragmatic hernias: A case report

Eric B. Jelin, Tyson N. Kim, Nirmal Nathan, Doug Miniati

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The etiology of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is unknown. Phenotypic patterns of CDH defects provide clues about normal diaphragm development and the pathophysiology of CDH. We report a case of a patient who was diagnosed with CDH postnatally and was found on imaging to have simultaneous Bochdalek and Morgagni hernias on the right side. During the operative repair of these defects, an additional left-sided Morgagni-type defect was also found. To the best of our knowledge, this form of CDH has not been previously reported.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2383-2386
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of pediatric surgery
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2011
Externally publishedYes


  • Bochdalek hernia
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Morgagni hernia
  • Pleura-peritoneal fold

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health


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