Morgagni hernia

Rebecca Lindell

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Abstract

Imaging description Morgagni hernia is an uncommon hernia resulting from a defect in the diaphragm's attachments to the sternum and costal cartilages with herniation of abdominal content into the anterior thorax [1, 2]. It more commonly occurs on the right due to the protective barrier effect of the heart on the left [1, 2]. On CT, the Morgagni foraminal defect is demonstrated by the lack of right and left diaphragmatic muscle fibers joining together to insert on the xiphoid [3] (Figure 70.1). The hernia most commonly contains omentum but may contain colon, stomach, liver, or small intestine [1, 2] (Figures 70.2–70.4).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPearls and Pitfalls in Thoracic Imaging
Subtitle of host publicationVariants and Other Difficult Diagnoses
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages186-189
Number of pages4
Volume9780521119078
ISBN (Electronic)9780511977701
ISBN (Print)9780521119078
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Lindell, R. (2011). Morgagni hernia. In Pearls and Pitfalls in Thoracic Imaging: Variants and Other Difficult Diagnoses (Vol. 9780521119078, pp. 186-189). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511977701.071