We present a case of bilateral intrathoracic kidneys and adrenal glands associated with bilateral posterior diaphragmatic defects in a symptomatic 18-month-old baby boy. The diaphragmatic defect did not appear to be the typical posterolateral diaphragmatic hernia of Bochdalek. The patient underwent primary surgical correction through an abdominal approach. Postoperatively, the patient enjoyed an uneventful course and was discharged home without any further events. We discuss this report of bilateral intrathoracic kidneys associated with bilateral diaphragmatic hernias, we describe the operative management, and we analyze the possible embryological development of this defect.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine