Supomo Supomo, Handy Darmawan

Department of General Surgery, Gadjah Mada University Faculty of Medicine, 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 antenatal period. It is less common in adult and is mostly diagnosed incidentally in an asymptomatic patient. Symptomatic adult cases are even rarer with a wide variety of symptoms. Here we report a patient with a one year history of chronic recurrent cough and dyspnea, who had been misdiagnosed as recurrent pneumonia before being recognized and treated as Morgagni hernia.

Keywords: Adult, morgagni hernias, misdiagnosis

Cite this article as: Supomo S, Darmawan H. A rare adult morgagni hernia mimicking lobar pneumonia. Turk J Surg 2022; 38 (1): 98-100.


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Externally peer-reviewed.

Author Contributions

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

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