Omental paraesophageal hernia

Case contributed by Dr Bruno Di Muzio


Incidental finding at oesophageal hiatus region.

Patient Data

Age: 70-year-old
Gender: Female

MRI Abdomen (selected images)

Selected images demonstrating a right saccular para-esophageal herniation containing fat material and a small amount of entrapped fluid within. 


Selected CT images confirming the para-esophageal hernia with fat tissue content. 

Case Discussion

The features are those of an omental para-esophageal hernia with a small amount of entrapped fluid within. The fluid possibly represents transudate that accumulates into the saccular herniation and can't get out to the abdominal cavity. 

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Case information

rID: 45621
Published: 23rd Jun 2016
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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