Hiatus hernia

Case contributed by Dr Mostafa El-Feky

Presentation

Dyspnea

Patient Data

Age: 70 years
Gender: Female
X-ray

Chest

Broadening of the mediastinum with an air-fluid level projecting over the left side of the cardiac shadow and absent abdominal gastric air bubble. 

Bilateral scattered pulmonary opacities on both lungs. 

Case Discussion

Hiatus hernias occur when there is herniation of the stomach through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm into the thoracic cavity.

Differential diagnosis includes retrocardiac abscessempyema and an epiphrenic diverticulum.

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Case information

rID: 90300
Published: 10th Jun 2021
Last edited: 11th Jun 2021
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Egy Rad

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