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Diaphragmatic hernia may be either congenital or acquired. Acquired cases may be secondary to trauma, infection, pregnancy, or surgery. In adults, diaphragmatic hernia causes chronic and variable symptoms such as abdominal discomfort, dyspepsia, and chronic dyspnea; in infants, however, it frequently causes acute respiratory failure. We report herein a case of diaphragmatic hernia in an adult patient who presented with left chest pain. Left pleural effusion was revealed on a plain chestdoi:10.3904/kjm.2014.87.3.343 fatcat:t7elilxupfahzijj7h2eu3crna