SAGE Open Med Case Rep
. 2023 Oct 17:11:2050313X231207210.
doi: 10.1177/2050313X231207210. eCollection 2023. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/37869584/
Bilateral incarcerated Morgagni hernia with bowel obstruction: A case report
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Morgagni hernia is a rare congenital diaphragmatic hernia associated with the minor retro-xiphoid region between the sternal and costal attachments. The bilateral and complicated Morgagni hernia occurred exceptionally rarely, at a rate of 4% and 6.5%. An 81-year-old woman with occasional constipation went to the emergency department for epigastric pain and vomiting 3 days before. She could no longer pass gas that caused abdominal distention. Clinical examination and ultrasound showed partial bowel obstruction, an unspecified cause. She received nil per os, nasogastric decompression. The abdominal and chest computed tomography Scan showed the bilateral diaphragmatic hernia, and the dilated loops of the cecum and ascending colon were 7 cm. She required an emergency operation to resolve the etiology of bowel obstruction. The midline incision was chosen to release the hernia contents and repair the posterior sternal defects with Polypropylene mesh. An abdominal approach can solve a bilateral incarcerated Morgagni hernia.
Keywords: Morgagni; a case report; congenital; diaphragmatic; hernias; intestinal obstruction.
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