A rare case of compression atelectasis due to spontaneous diaphragmatic hernia: a case report

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Fachreza Damara


Type IV diaphragmatic hernia is a rare case which has various clinical manifestations. The clinical manifestations as a result of protruded organ towards thoracic cavity in diaphragmatic hernia are varied from gastrointestinal symptoms such as epigastric pain, dysphagia and acid reflux. However, in a rare occasion, dyspnea may present as a result of compression atelectasis due to excessive increased in intrathoracic pressure. Here, we report a 57-year-old male patient who had spontaneous diaphragmatic hernia admitted with dyspnea as a chief complaint. This report might add another perspective to the physicians in facing the patient with atelectasis as the result of a high level of lung compression secondary to type IV diaphragmatic hernia.

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Damara, F. (2021) “A rare case of compression atelectasis due to spontaneous diaphragmatic hernia: a case report”, Journal of Asian Medical Students’ Association. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 9(1). doi: 10.52629/jamsa.v9i1.203.
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