Urology. 2019 Jul 11. pii: S0090-4295(19)30613-2. doi: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.07.003. [Epub ahead of print]
Images in Clinical Urology: Laparoscopic repair of Bochdalek Hernia, presenting as a renal colic.
Bochdalek hernia (BH) is a postero-lateral diaphragmatic congenital defect. Although most commonly diagnosed at birth, 0.17-6% of cases can also be seen in adults. A third of the cases may contain abdominal organs like small bowel, kidney or spleen. In our literature search we only found 3 reported cases of urinary obstruction secondary to herniation of the renal pelvis through a BH. Here we describe a rare case of upper urinary tract obstruction caused by a BH successfully treated by laparoscopic surgery in our center.
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Adult obstructive uropathy; Bochdalek Hernia; laparoscopic repairPMID: 31302134 DOI: 10.1016/j.urology.2019.07.003