[A surgical case of adult Bochdalek hernia assisted by thoracoscopic surgery].Kyobu Geka. 2000 Jun; 53(6):519-21.KG
A case of adult Bochdalek hernia in a naturally healthy 49-year-old woman is described. She was seen at our hospital because of cough lasting for about one month. The chest X-ray film revealed a gastrointestinal gas image in the left thoracic cavity. In addition, the CT scan and upper gastrointestinal series showed prolapse of the stomach, small intestine and a part of transverse colon. Operation was performed through a mini-thoracotomy using a thoracoscope assistedly. No hernia sac was observed and the diaphragmatic defect was 6 x 5 cm in size. After the organs was restored, the defect was closed with continuous over-and-over suture and the diaphragm was enhanced by PROLEN MESH.