Pulmonary hernia: Case report and review of the literature

Chiara Scelfo, Chiara Longo, Marina Aiello, Giuseppina Bertorelli, Ernesto Crisafulli, Alfredo Chetta

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Pulmonary hernia (PH) is an uncommon condition. We report a case of PH secondary to thoracic surgical intervention. In addition to the rarity, the peculiarity of the case is given by the clinical course as it is characterized by a clinical latency before the onset. The patient showed risk factors such as obesity and poliomyelitis infection sequelae. We also reviewed the literature about this topic.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere00354
JournalRespirology Case Reports
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2018


  • Pulmonary hernia
  • thoracic surgical intervention

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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