Pediatric hiatal hernia

Case contributed by Desiree Rassa Eshraghi
Diagnosis certain


Substernal chest pain.

Patient Data

Age: 8 years
Gender: Female

 A gas-filled lucent lesion is projected over the region of the esophageal hiatus.

Barium swallow


A portion of the fundus of the stomach is seen above the left hemidiaphragm, consistent with a hiatus hernia.

Case Discussion

A plain film is suggestive of hiatal hernia. The barium swallow is diagnostic for hiatal hernia.

Diagnosis: Hiatal hernia, paraesophageal.

This case was submitted with supervision and input from:
Soni C. Chawla, M.D.
Health Sciences Clinical Professor,
Department of Radiological Sciences,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Attending Pediatric Radiologist,
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center.

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