Spontaneous Rupture of a Congenital Diaphragmatic Eventration in an Infant

Nitinkumar Borkar, Rohit Meshram, Atul Jindal, Nitin Kashyap, Debajyoti Mohanty


Rupture of eventration of diaphragm is a rare entity that commonly presents as sudden onset respiratory distress. We report a case of a 7-month-old infant with congenital diaphragmatic eventration having spontaneous diaphragmatic rupture which led to secondary diaphragmatic herniation with gastric volvulus. Clinical diagnosis of gastric volvulus was suspected on the basis of imaging and failed entry of nasogastric tube into stomach. Exploratory laparotomy revealed rupture of eventration of diaphragm and gastrothorax with volvulus. Anatomical repair of diaphragmatic perforation followed by diaphragmatic plication resulted in successful outcome in our patient.


Eventration; Diaphragm; Rupture; Gastric volvulus

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21699/ajcr.v9i1.648


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