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CASE REPORT
Year : 2010  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 89-91

Symptomatic Morgagni's hernia in an elderly patient


1 Department of Radiodiagnosis, KMC Hospital, Attavar, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka, India
2 Department of Thoracic Surgery, KMC Hospital, Attavar, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka, India
3 Department of Gastroenterology, KMC Hospital, Attavar, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka, India

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Santosh PV Rai
Department of Radiodiagnosis, KMC Hospital, Attavar, Mangalore - 575 001, Karnataka
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-2700.58654

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Hernia of Morgagni occurs through an anterior defect in the diaphragm. Symptoms of these hernias are attributable to the herniated viscera. In our case, there was partial obstruction due to herniation of the distal stomach and pylorus into the right hemithorax that was reduced surgically through a right thoracolapaorotomy. Of special emphasis are the various modalities used to diagnose this condition in our case.


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