Hiatal and Morgagni hernias

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Abdominal pain.

Patient Data

Gender: Female

CT Abdomen and pelvis

A large hiatus hernia is present, containing much of the stomach, without evidence of obstruction or volvulus. In addition an anterior diaphragmatic hernia (Morgagni hernia) is present containing fat and a small amount of fluid. 

Case Discussion

Hiatal hernias are common, and usually asymptomatic although they are prone to cause symptoms of reflux. When large one must examine their morphology carefully to ensure no mass is present and that there is no obstruction / volvulus. 

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Case information

rID: 22532
Published: 6th Apr 2013
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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