Herniation of the Right Renal Pelvis through a Posterolateral Diaphragmatic Defect (Bochdalek Hernia).
Diaphragmatic herniations are the rarest form of ureteral herniations with only around 9 cases reported since 1958.1-10 Though uncommon, it should be considered in the differential diagnosis of a posterior diaphragmatic or paraspinal opacity with associated hydronephrosis. Correct diagnosis is of paramount importance and can be easily established by noninvasive imaging technique. In symptomatic individuals, laparoscopic intervention can be offered with good results in fit patients with ureteral stenting reserved for poor surgical candidates. Here we present a successful laparoscopic management of an elderly female who presented with right flank pain and was diagnosed with a right sided diaphragmatic ureteral herniation.
Copyright © 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.PMID: 31870929 DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.12.009