Hiatus hernia

Case contributed by Muhammad Taha Hagar

Presentation

Patient presented with unspecific chest pain. A chest x-ray was performed.

Patient Data

Age: 75 years
Gender: Female

X-ray

X-ray

Retrocardiac opacity with air-fluid level. 

CT

CT

Herniated stomach and pancreatic tail within the lower thorax. Also, there is a widening of the esophageal hiatus. 

Case Discussion

Typical case of an incidental hiatus hernia. Note that here not only the stomach but also the pancreatic tail herniated into the thorax.

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