Hiatus hernia on chest x-ray

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio

Presentation

85 years old male patient with symptoms of fatigue, dry cough and dyspnea.

Patient Data

Age: 85-years
Gender: Male

Chest radiographs

X-ray

Mediastinal enlargement due to a hiatus hernia with gastrointestinal protrusion into the mediastinum. 

Case Discussion

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

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