Paraesophageal hiatal hernia

Case contributed by Dr David Cuete


Reflux and respiratory distress.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

In the scout projection a retrocardiac mass is seen.


CT abdomen and pelvis

The gastric fundus herniates through the hiatus into the thorax. The gastroesophageal junction and the stomach and the duodenal bulb have also herniated into the thorax. There are no signs of obstruction.

Case Discussion

Hiatal hernia (also called hiatus hernia and paraesophageal hernia) occurs when part of the stomach protrudes into the thoracic cavity through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm.

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Case information

rID: 26979
Published: 17th Jan 2014
Last edited: 17th Sep 2020
Tag: hernia
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