foramen of Bochdalek

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foramen of Bochdalek

(1) An uncommon condition that usually presents in childhood, which is characterised by a pleuro-peritoneal communication at the posterolateral region of the diaphragm, with herniation of intra-abdominal organs (e.g., stomach) into the pleural cavity.
(2) Lumbocostal triangle.

foramen of Bochdalek

A fetal diaphragmatic opening that may not close completely; a site for a congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
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