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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. JBR-BTR. 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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