Perforated Appendicitis and Bowel Incarceration within Morgagni Hernia: A Case Report

Milica Mitrovic, Aleksandra Jankovic, Jelena Djokic Kovac, Ognjan Skrobic, Aleksandar Simic, Predrag Sabljak, Nenad Ivanovic
2021 Medicina  
Morgagni hernia (MH) is a result of abdominal organ protrusion through the congenital defect in the anterior retrosternal aspect of the diaphragm. The colon and omentum are the most commonly involved organs, followed by the small intestine, stomach and liver. Symptoms of MH may be absent, although the majority of patients will experience mild dyspnea or abdominal discomfort. We present a case of MH complicated with intrathoracic acute perforated appendicitis and intestinal obstruction.
doi:10.3390/medicina57020089 pmid:33494223 fatcat:g2vmqkuzpvfzlbl6sd5j3vmsqa