Diaphragmatic Hernia in an Adult: An Autopsy Case Report

Authors

  • Sudipta Ranjan Singh
  • Mukul Sharma
  • Afsar Jahan

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15978

Keywords:

Diaphragmatic Hernia, Non-traumatic, incidental finding.

Abstract

Non-traumatic diaphragmatic hernia in adult is anuncommon condition. Abrought dead case of 27-year-old
male for medico-legal autopsy was foundto be suffering from a massive left sided diaphragmatic hernia.
The patient was suffering from repeated bouts of abdominal discomfort and constipation from last couple
of months. Though he had sought medical care at different health care facilities but his condition was
never suspected nor diagnosed till he was brought dead to the tertiary health care institute and autopsy
conducted. The gross autopsy findings, histopathology and patho-physiology are discussed in detail along
with emphasis on clinical diagnosis of this preventable cause of death.

Author Biographies

Sudipta Ranjan Singh

Additional Professor, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS, Bhubaneswar

Mukul Sharma

Senior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS,Bhubaneswar

Afsar Jahan

Junior Resident, Department of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, AIIMS,Bhubaneswar

Published

2021-05-17

How to Cite

Ranjan Singh, S. ., Sharma, M. ., & Jahan, A. (2021). Diaphragmatic Hernia in an Adult: An Autopsy Case Report. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine & Toxicology, 15(3), 4381-4384. https://doi.org/10.37506/ijfmt.v15i3.15978