Supomo Supomo , Handy Darmawan

Department of Surgery, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Yogyakarta, Indonesia


Morgagni hernia is the rarest form of congenital diaphragmatic hernia and is commonly found either in the first few hours of life or in the antenatal period. It is less common in adults and is mostly diagnosed accidentally in asymptomatic patients. Symptomatic adult cases are even rarer with a wide variety of symptoms. We report a patient with a 1-year history of chronic recurrent cough and dyspnea who had been misdiagnosed with recurrent pneumonia before being recognized and treated for Morgagni hernia.

Keywords: Adult, morgagni hernias, misdiagnosis

Cite this paper as: Supomo S, Darmawan H. A rare adult morgagni hernia mimicking lobar pneumonia. Turk J Surg 2018; 10.5152/turkjsurg.2018.3978.


Peer Review

Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

Concept - S.S.; Design - S.S., H.D.; Supervision - S.S.; Resource - S.S.; Materials - S.S.; Data Collection and/or Processing - H.D.; Analysis and/or Interpretation - S.S., H.D.; Literature Search - S.S., H.D.; Writing Manuscript - S.S., H.D.; Critical Reviews - S.S., H.D.

Conflict of Interest

The authors have no conflicts of interest to declare.

Financial Disclosure

The authors declared that this study has received no financial support.


We would like to thank Achmad Aulia Rachman and Department of Surgery of Dr. Sardjito Hospital, Yogyakarta for assisting in publication of this manuscript.