Presentation of diaphragmatic herniae during pregnancy and labour.

  title={Presentation of diaphragmatic herniae during pregnancy and labour.},
  author={Marc Williams and R Appelboam and Peter J. McQuillan},
  journal={International journal of obstetric anesthesia},
  volume={12 2},
We report two cases of pregnancy-related diaphragmatic hernia. Case one was a 36-year-old woman who presented in her ninth pregnancy, after eight vaginal deliveries. Eight months after a stab wound to the chest, she developed persistent vomiting. The diagnosis was made by chest X-ray after a contralateral central line had been inserted for parenteral nutrition. A 6 x 4 cm stab-induce defect in the diaphragm was repaired. Close by was a second healed diaphragmatic stab wound. Case two involved a… CONTINUE READING