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World J Clin Cases. Oct 6, 2020; 8(19): 4660-4666
Published online Oct 6, 2020. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v8.i19.4660
Bochdalek hernia masquerading as severe acute pancreatitis during the third trimester of pregnancy: A case report
Yun-Zhi Zou, Jin-Pu Yang, Xiao-Jiang Zhou, Ke Li, Xiao-Mei Li, Cong-Hua Song
Yun-Zhi Zou, Ke Li, Medical College, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, China
Jin-Pu Yang, Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Zhejiang University, Hangzhou 310003, Zhejiang Province, China
Xiao-Jiang Zhou, Ke Li, Cong-Hua Song, Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, China
Xiao-Mei Li, Clinical Research Center, Xiamen University, Xiamen 361102, Fujian Province, China
Author contributions: Song CH and Li XM designed this research; Zou YZ wrote the first draft, revised it, and completed the final manuscript; Yang JP wrote first draft; Zhou XJ and Li K provided related information; all authors approved the final version.
Supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, No. 81860099.
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Corresponding author: Cong-Hua Song, MD, PhD, Department of Gastroenterology, the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanchang University, No. 17 Yongwaizheng Street, Nanchang 330006, Jiangxi Province, China.
Received: July 31, 2020
Peer-review started: July 29, 2020
First decision: August 7, 2020
Revised: August 12, 2020
Accepted: August 26, 2020
Article in press: August 26, 2020
Published online: October 6, 2020
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Core Tip

Core Tip: Pregnancy with acute pancreatitis is rare, and pregnancy with diaphragmatic hernia is even rarer. To our knowledge, there has only been a single case report related to congenital Bochdalek hernia complicated with mild acute pancreatitis during pregnancy. We here report a case of a 19-year-old woman in the third trimester of pregnancy presenting with continuous distension pain for 3 d in the left lumbar region, who was misdiagnosed with severe pancreatitis. She was finally diagnosed with diaphragmatic hernia complicated with mild acute pancreatitis on magnetic resonance imaging at our hospital. The patient underwent caesarean section followed by hernia repair and was subsequently treated for pancreatitis. The patient's condition progressively improved 15 d after the surgery, and the patient was discharged in good condition 20 d after the surgery.