Morgagni hernia

Case contributed by Dr Gustavo Aguiar


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Patient Data

Age: 60 years
Gender: Female

Coronal and sagittal CT shows a right-sided Morgagni hernia containing omental fat and epiploic vessels

Case Discussion

Foramen of Morgagni is a triangular space located between the muscular fibers of the xiphisternum and the costal margin fibers that insert on the central tendon of hemidiaphragm. Protrusion of any structure through this anterior foramen is known as the Morgagni’s hernia.

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Case information

rID: 67916
Published: 1st May 2019
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included
Institution: Clínica Villas Boas

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