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Hiatus hernia on chest x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation:

Patient, 85 years old, with symptoms of fatigue, dry cough and dyspnea.

Patient Data:

Age: 85
Gender: Male
Modality: X-ray

Mediastinal enlargement due a hiatus hernia with gastrointestinal protrusion into mediastinum. 

Case Discussion:

Hiatus hernias occur when there is herniation abdominal contents through the oesophageal hiatus of the diaphragm into the thoracic cavity.

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