Intrathoracic kidney and liver secondary to congenital diaphragmatic hernia recognized by transthoracic echocardiography

Cheng Han Lee, Liang Miin Tsai, Li Jen Lin, Po Sheng Chen

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Abstract

Although congenital defects of the diaphragm often occur in the period immediately following birth, 10-20% of these cases are diagnosed later. Diaphragmatic hernia with intrathoracic kidney is very rare. The radiographic appearance of diaphragmatic hernia with a thoracic kidney is similar to posterior mediastinal masses. Chest computed tomography (CT) is an important and efficient tool in confirming the diagnosis. We reported a 28-year-old man who suffered from nonspecific chest tightness for 1 month. He denied a history of traumatic chest injury. Transthoracic echocardiography revealed a left posterior reniform mass with central echo complex, which was finally confirmed by contrast-enhanced chest CT to be a congenital intrathoracic kidney.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E73-E75
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume113
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Nov 18

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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