Postnatal ultrasonography for evaluation of hernia sac of neonate with congenital diaphragmatic hernia

Takahiro Hosokawa, Yutaka Tanami, Yumiko Sato, Eiji Oguma, Kanako Omata, Hiroshi Kawashima, Yoshitake Yamada

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Abstract

Congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) is one of the most common major congenital anomalies. The presence of a hernia sac is associated with additional benefits in terms of improved neonatal survival. Here, we report a case of CDH with a hernia sac detected via postnatal ultrasonography. Our literature search did not find other cases where CDH with hernia sac was found by postnatal ultrasound in neonates. In prenatal imaging, the diagnosis of CDH with a hernia sac is challenging. In our case, the meniscus of the thymus was clearly noted, and smooth convexity between the hernia contents and thymus was detected. Although evaluation of the presence of a hernia sac with postnatal ultrasonography might be difficult, our findings suggest that a hernia sac could be evaluated with postnatal ultrasonography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)683-686
Number of pages4
JournalRadiology Case Reports
Volume14
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jun

Keywords

  • Bochdalek hernia
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia
  • Hernia sac
  • Ultrasonography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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