Pan African Medical Journal

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Hiatal hernia

Ebaa Samkari, Meshari Mohammed Alharthi


61 years old known case of bronchial asthma, chronic pancreatitis, presented with postprandial epigastric cramping abdominal pain and vomiting for one month no history of trauma. Initial evaluation revealed paraesophageal hernia. EGD finding is grade II esophagitis with nodular mucosa and superficial ulceration, Distal part of the funds, body and the Antrum were rolled back into thoracic cavity. Abdominal computed tomography (CT) showed undulating diaphragm and large complex hiatal hernia. The cardia is above the diaphragm. The entire stomach is in the chest, paraesophageal, right and left to esophagus. The patient is symptomatic and surgery done for him.

Pan African Medical Journal 2016; 24
AJOL African Journals Online