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Patient undergoes a chest x-ray for chest pain.
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Large left retrocardiac gas-fluid filled structure, which is non cardiac or pulmonary in origin.
A hiatus hernia is a common incidental finding on a chest x-ray. Variable in size they make have a varying degree of gas and fluid content.
EGD and barium swallow/meal studies more accurate assess the nature of a hiatus hernia.