Case Reports
August 1935


Author Affiliations

From the Radiological Service of Dr. Samuel F. Weitzner and the Pediatric Service of Dr. Louis H. Barenberg, Morrisania City Hospital.

Am J Dis Child. 1935;50(2):443-453. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1935.01970080137011

Cases of congenital hernia through the right side of the diaphragm in children in which life was spared for more than an hour are still sufficiently rare to be worthy of detailed report.

Greenwald and Steiner1 made a careful review of the cases reported from 1912 through 1928, and of these only four from the English literature fall into this category. We have found in the subsequent English literature reports of only two definite cases of this type. The first case2 was that of a 16 year old girl with a diaphragmatic hernia which roentgenographic studies showed to be "just lateral to the right border of the heart and situated anteriorly, and containing a segment of the proximal end of the transverse colon." The second case,3 reported in 1933, occured in a boy of 2 months, whose hernia was ascribed to a failure of fusion of the

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