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Morgagni hernia: case report.
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PMID:  11921604     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This is a case report of an elderly woman who presented with a history of epigastric pain and persistent vomiting diagnosed initially as a duodenal ulcer, later as a pyloric stenosis and at laparotomy was found to have an anterior diaphragmatic hernia with gastric volvulus. Hernia of Morgagni occurs through a congenital defect in the diaphragm but usually presents in adulthood. It could be an incidental diagnosis or can present with obstructing symptoms of the herniated viscera. Treatment is surgical with reduction of hernia and repair of the diaphragmatic defect. If misdiagnosed, this can lead to considerable morbidity and occasionally mortality due to the obstructed/strangulated hernial contents.
P G Jani
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  East African medical journal     Volume:  78     ISSN:  0012-835X     ISO Abbreviation:  East Afr Med J     Publication Date:  2001 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-29     Completed Date:  2002-04-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372766     Medline TA:  East Afr Med J     Country:  Kenya    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Surgery, College of Health Sciences, University of Nairobi, P. O. Box 45640, Nairobi.
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MeSH Terms
Abdominal Pain / etiology
Diagnostic Errors
Duodenal Ulcer / diagnosis
Hernia, Diaphragmatic / complications,  diagnosis*
Pyloric Stenosis / diagnosis*
Vomiting / etiology

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