Bochdalek hernia in adulthood: a review and an autopsy case report

J Forensic Sci. 1994 Jul;39(4):1112-6.


Bochdalek hernia is rare in adulthood with fewer than 100 cases having been reported in the world literature. We present a delayed case of Bochdalek hernia in an adult leading to sudden death, first diagnosed at medicolegal autopsy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Death, Sudden / etiology*
  • Hernia, Diaphragmatic / pathology*
  • Hernias, Diaphragmatic, Congenital*
  • Humans
  • Male