Vascular diaphragmatic hernia in a patient with cirrhosis first case report
1 National Institute for Infectious Diseases Prof. Dr. Matei Bals, Str. Calistrat Grozovici, No. 1, 2nd District, Bucharest, Romania
2 University of Medicine and Pharmacy Carol Davila, Str. Calistrat Grozovici, No. 1, 2nd District, Bucharest, Romania
European Journal of Medical Research 2012, 17:16 doi:10.1186/2047-783X-17-16Published: 14 June 2012
We report the case of an adult patient recently diagnosed with cirrhosis. The ultrasound evaluation described a multinodular inhomogeneous liver, requiring a magnetic resonance imaging scan for further characterization. The performed magnetic resonance imaging examination confirmed the diagnosis of cirrhosis associated with portal hypertension and detected a vascular left transdiaphragmatic hernia. Although various types of diaphragmatic hernias have been described - congenital or acquired - to the best of our knowledge, this type of pathology has never been reported.