Intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia: a rare type of congenital diaphragmatic hernia

J Pediatr Surg. 2011 May;46(5):e29-31. doi: 10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2011.02.003.


An extremely rare case of congenital intrapericardial diaphragmatic hernia is presented. Since 1981, only 14 cases have been reported in the literature. A 5-year-old girl presented with dyspnea on exertion and easy fatigability. Computed tomography was suggestive of an anterior diaphragmatic hernia. Laparoscopy followed by successful open repair of hernia was performed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child, Preschool
  • Delayed Diagnosis
  • Dyspnea / etiology
  • Fatigue / etiology
  • Female
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic / diagnostic imaging
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic / pathology
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic / surgery
  • Hernias, Diaphragmatic, Congenital*
  • Humans
  • Laparoscopy
  • Pericardium / pathology*
  • Pericardium / surgery
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed