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Multidetector Computed Tomography Diagnosis of Gastric Volvulus through the Foramen of Morgagni

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Dr S. Lecouvet ,

MD, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Clinique St Luc, Bouge (Namur), Belgium, BE
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B. Coulier,

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Clinique St Luc, Bouge (Namur), Belgium, BE
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F. Pierard,

Department of Visceral Surgery, Clinique St Luc, Bouge (Namur), Belgium, BE
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M. Gogoase,

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Clinique St Luc, Bouge (Namur), Belgium, BE
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J.P. Coppens,

Department of Diagnostic Radiology, Clinique St Luc, Bouge (Namur), Belgium, BE
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M. Van Hoof

Department of Gastroenterology, Clinique St Luc, Bouge (Namur), Belgium, BE
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Abstract

Morgagni hernia is considered to be the rarest form of all diaphragmatic hernias. It develops through a congenital defect in the retrosternal area. Usually asymptomatic, this entity can lead to life-threatening complications such as incarceration, strangulation or volvulus of the herniated viscus. We hereby report a rare case of organoaxial gastric volvulus producing through the foramen of Morgagni in a 78-year-old woman. The full diagnosis was made by upper gastro-intestinal series and multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). The basic anatomy, physiopathology, diagnostic methods, complications and surgical treatment of Morgagni hernia are briefly reviewed.
How to Cite: Lecouvet DS, Coulier B, Pierard F, Gogoase M, Coppens JP, Van Hoof M. Multidetector Computed Tomography Diagnosis of Gastric Volvulus through the Foramen of Morgagni. Journal of the Belgian Society of Radiology. 2014;97(5):279–82. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/jbr-btr.1328
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Published on 01 Sep 2014.
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