SA Journal of Radiology
On-line version ISSN 2078-6778
Print version ISSN 1027-202X
ISMAIL, Farzanah I. et al. Incidental right Bochdalek hernia with interruption of the inferior vena cava and hepatic venous collateral continuation: A case report. S. Afr. J. radiol. (Online) [online]. 2014, vol.18, n.1, pp.1-3. ISSN 2078-6778.
A 36-year-old asymptomatic female had a routine chest radiograph to exclude pulmonary tuberculosis, as part of an employee wellness programme. There was opacification of the right lower thorax. Computed tomography and venography demonstrated an incidental right Bochdalek hernia with interruption of the inferior vena cava (IVC) and hepatic venous collateral continuation. The association of a Bochdalek hernia with an anomaly of the IVC is rare, with only one case described in the literature.