Left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia: delayed presentation.

  title={Left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernia: delayed presentation.},
  author={Marilyn J Siegel and Gary D. Shackelford and W. H. Mcalister},
  journal={AJR. American journal of roentgenology},
  volume={137 1},
Seven patients with left-sided congenital diaphragmatic hernias at ages of 2--20 months are reported and five are described in detail. Radiographic findings were classic in one patient, but simulated inflammatory chest disease in two patients, gastric volvulus in three patients, and a pneumothorax in one patient. These misleading appearances if not recognized can lead to incorrect radiographic interpretation and in some cases inappropriate treatment.