Hiatus hernia

Case contributed by Dr Alborz Jahangiri


Post prandial fullness and nausea. Background history of GERD.

Patient Data

Age: 73
Gender: Male

Retrocardiac opacity with air-fluid filled which is non cardiac or pulmonary in origin.

Case Discussion

Chest xray shows a retrocardiac air-fluid filled structure.

Upper GI Barium study is a preferred method of investigating a hiatus hernia.

CT is used when more anatomical localization is required.

Patients are usually asymptomatic. However, hiatus hernia can mimic many disorders and have variety of symptoms like dull chest pains, shortness of breath and palpitations. GERD also happens more frequently in the presence of hiatus hernia. 

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Case information

rID: 48244
Published: 27th Sep 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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