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Congenital diaphragmatic Bochdaleck hernia: case report

Jamile Rizzardi Lava1, Guilherme A Hettwer1, Cleiton Jonei Reginatto1, Guilherme Galoro1, Carolina T Gehlen1, Maria CM Subtil1, Vitor E Valenti23, Luiz Carlos deAbreu3, Carlos Bandeira de Mello Monteiro3 and Márcio Petenusso1*

Author Affiliations

1 Departamento de Medicina, Universidade do Planalto Catarinense, Avenida Castelo Branco, Lages, SC, 88509-900, Brazil

2 Departamento de Fonoaudiologia, Faculdade de Filosofia e Ciências, Universidade Estadual Paulista, UNESP, Av. Hygino Muzzi Filho, 646, Marília, SP, 17525-900, Brazil

3 Laboratório de Escrita Científica, Departamento de Morfologia e Fisiologia, Faculdade de Medicina do ABC, Av. Príncipe de Gales, 821, Santo André, SP, Brazil

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International Archives of Medicine 2012, 5:30  doi:10.1186/1755-7682-5-30

Published: 30 October 2012


Congenital diaphragmatic Bochdaleck hernia is an anatomical defect of the diaphragm, which allows protrusion of abdominal viscera into the chest, causing serious pulmonary and cardiac complications in the neonate. In this study we aimed to present a case of congenital Bochdaleck hernia. We investigated a 40 weeks old child, with a pregnancy carried out in a public hospital in Passo Fundo, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. We suggest that if diagnosis occurs in the prenatal period, the prognosis of this disease improves. As a consequence, it allows the parity of the fetus to occur in a higher complexity center, optimizing the chances of survival.

Hernia; Diaphragmatic; Prenatal Care; Infant; Newborn