Q True about bochdalek hernia

Q True about bochdalek hernia

a) It is common on the right side

b) Females  are affected most

c) It is the commonest diaphragmatic hernia

d) Not associated with other birth defects

Answer c

It is a common congenital diaphragmatic hernia and its incidence is more than Morgagni hernia 

85% cases on the left side and the contents include stomach.

Lung hypoplasia is on the affected side which affects the prognosis. Babies  may require prolonged ventilation 

Males are affected more than females.

Treatment is by direct suture apposition or mesh hernioplasty.

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