Research: Congenital Hernias in Adults: Bochdalek Hernias

Thorac Surg Clin

. 2024 May;34(2):155-162.

 doi: 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2024.01.007. Epub 2024 Feb 18.

Congenital Hernias in Adults: Bochdalek Hernias

Connor J Bridges 1Rian M Hasson 2

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Bochdalek hernias are a rare occurrence in adults and usually asymptomatic, resulting in incidental discovery. However, surgical intervention is recommended for both symptomatic and asymptomatic Bochdalek hernias due to the risk of acute morbidity and mortality. There are various possible surgical approaches that may be appropriate depending on the circumstance, with robotic repair becoming increasingly popular. To date, the rarity of the condition has limited the available data on postoperative outcomes.

Keywords: Bochdalek hernias; Congenital hernias in adults; Management of Bochdalek hernias; Surgical approach to Bochdalek hernias.

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