Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia
Presented with ten days history of coryzal symptoms with high fever.
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Gas filled viscus within the anterior left hemithorax extends superiorly to the level of the hilum, consistent with a loop of bowel through a Morgagni diaphragmatic hernia.
Right lower zone airspace opacity consistent with pneumonia.
Diaphragmatic hernias may be detected on routine prenatal ultrasound.
If not diagnosed in utero, diaphragmatic hernia should be considered in infants presented with respiratory distress.
Herniation is more common on the left side, with chest x-ray showing abdominal content in the hemithorax.
- Holly L Hedrick, N Scott Adzick. Congenital diaphragmatic hernia in the neonate. Uptodate