Morgagni hernia

Case contributed by Dr Carlos Eduardo Anselmi

Presentation

Screening chest x-ray.

Patient Data

Age: 35 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Soft tissue density mass projects over the right heart. 

CT

CT demonstrates a fat-filled Morgagni hernia. 

Case Discussion

Morgagni hernia is a retrosternal/parasternal hernia and represent ~2% of congenital diaphragmatic hernias. Herniation occurs through through the Morgagni foramen, adjacent to xiphoid process.

Mostly on the right side and asymptomatic. Hernias can contain omentum, colon and rarely stomach, small intestine and liver.

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Case information

rID: 16429
Case created: 17th Jan 2012
Last edited: 14th Sep 2015
System: Chest
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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