Case Report

Incidental right Bochdalek hernia with interruption of the inferior vena cava and hepatic venous collateral continuation: A case report

Farzanah I. Ismail, Rule Human, Anith Chacko, Parmanand Naran, Samia Ahmad, Siraj Ellemdin
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 18, No 1 | a592 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v18i1.592 | © 2014 Farzanah I. Ismail, Rule Human, Anith Chacko, Parmanand Naran, Samia Ahmad, Siraj Ellemdin | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 05 March 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

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Farzanah I. Ismail, Department of Radiology, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Rule Human, Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Anith Chacko, Department of Radiology, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Parmanand Naran, Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Samia Ahmad, Department of Radiology, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa
Siraj Ellemdin, Department of Internal Medicine, Steve Biko Academic Hospital and University of Pretoria, South Africa


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Abstract

A 36-year-old asymptomatic female had a routine chest radiograph to exclude pulmonary tuberculosis, as part of an employee wellness programme. There was opacification of the right lower thorax. Computed tomography and venography demonstrated an incidental right Bochdalek hernia with interruption of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and hepatic venous collateral continuation. The association of a Bochdalek hernia with an anomaly of the IVC is rare, with only one case described in the literature.

Keywords

Angiography; congenital abnormalities; diaphragmatic hernia; inferior vena cava; multidetector computed tomography

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