foramen of Bochdalek hernia

foramen of Bochdalek hernia
Bochdalek h.

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  • Bochdalek hernia — a congenital diaphragmatic hernia due to failure of closure of the pleuroperitoneal hiatus (foramen of Bochdalek). Called also foramen of Bochdalek h., parasternal h., and retrosternal h. See illustration. Bochdalek hernia in an infant, with… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hernia — Classification and external resources Frontal chest X ray showing a hernia of Morgagni ICD 10 K …   Wikipedia

  • Bochdalek's foramen — is a defect in the diaphragm normally posterior lateral. It is formed by the incomplete closure of the pericardioperitoneal canals by the pleuroperitoneal membrane. The existence of this foramen might cause a congenital diaphragmatic hernia,… …   Wikipedia

  • Hernia — A general term referring to a protrusion of a tissue through the wall of the cavity in which it is normally contained. More specifically, a hernia often refers to an opening or weakness in the muscular structure of the wall of the abdomen. This… …   Medical dictionary

  • Bochdalek — Vincent A., Czechoslovakian anatomist, 1801–1883. See B. foramen, B. ganglion, B. gap, foramen of B. hernia, B. muscle, B. valve, flower basket of B …   Medical dictionary

  • Foramen — A natural opening. Although a foramen is usually through bone, it can be an opening through other types of tissue, as with the foramen ovale. * * * An aperture or perforation through a bone or a membranous structure. SYN: trema (1). [L. an… …   Medical dictionary

  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia — Classification and external resources Morgagni s hernia seen on an X thorax. ICD 10 Q …   Wikipedia

  • Vincent Bochdalek — Vincent Alexander Bochdalek (1801 ndash; February 3, 1883) was a Bohemian anatomist. His first name has also been given as Vincenc and Vincenz .BiographyBochdalek was born in Litoměřice. He obtained his doctorate in 1833 in Prague, where he was… …   Wikipedia

  • triangle — In anatomy and surgery, a three sided area with arbitrary or natural boundaries. SEE ALSO: trigonum, region. [L. triangulum, fr. tri , three, + angulus, angle] anal t. [TA] the posterior portion of the perineal region through which the …   Medical dictionary

  • pleuroperitoneal hiatus — hiatus pleuroperitonealis a posterolateral opening in the fetal diaphragm; its failure to close leaves a congenital posterolateral defect that may become a site for a congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Called also foramen of Bochdalek …   Medical dictionary

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