From the case: Tension gastrothorax

X-ray

Chest x-ray

Acute intrathorac...
Frontal
Acute intrathoracic left-sided gastric herniation, misdiagnosed as a pneumothorax.
Modality: X-ray (Frontal)

- “ This is a rare complication of hiatus hernia surgery where the entire stomach migrated into the thorax and confused the clinical team who thought ...”

Used in the following articles:

  • Tension gastrothorax - “ Tension gastrothorax describes a rare life-threatening condition caused by mediastinal shift due to a distended stomach herniating into the thorax...”
  • Tension pneumothorax - “ Tension pneumothoraces occur when intrapleural air accumulates progressively in such a way as to exert positive pressure on mediastinal and intrat...”

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