Incarcerated Morgagni hernia provoked by pregnancy


OĞUZTÜRK H. , ATEŞ M., TURTAY M. G. , DOĞAN M. , İNCE V.

HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, cilt.17, ss.392-394, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1177/102490791001700416
  • Dergi Adı: HONG KONG JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.392-394

Özet

Morgagni hernias are rare diaphragmatic hernias, usually occurring on the right and located in the anterior mediastinum. Herniation of abdominal contents is typically caused by an increase in intraabdominal pressure secondary to trauma, pregnancy or obesity. In this article, a 35-year-old pregnant woman with a Morgagni hernia diagnosed on chest X-ray is presented. Emergency laparotomy was performed with reduction of the herniation and repair of the diaphragmatic defect. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of hernia in a pregnant woman with incarcerated bowel presenting with respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms from Turkey. (Hong Kong j.emerg.med. 2010;17:392-394)