Incarcerated foramen of Bochdalek hernia during pregnancy. A case report.J Reprod Med. 1983 Feb; 28(2):156-8.JR
Symptomatic diaphragmatic hernia during pregnancy is a rare but potentially dangerous occurrence. A delay in diagnosis and treatment may be fatal to both the woman and the fetus. A case occurred of incarceration of the colon through a foramen of Bochdalek hernia; the diagnosis was made postpartum, with a successful maternal outcome. The failure of conservative measures to adequately diagnose and treat commonly voiced gastrointestinal complaints may lead to a delay in recognizing serious pathology.