J Korean Assoc Pediatr Surg.  2007 Jun;13(1):81-86.

Morgagni Hernia in a 3-year Old Boy: a Case Report

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, Dongguk University, Gyeongju, Korea.
  • 2Department of Surgery, School of Medicine, Kyungpook National University, Taegu, Korea. kpnugs@yahoo.co.kr

Abstract

A 3-year-old boy with purulent otitis media received a chest radiograph as the part of a routine work up. The patient was normal appearing, in no acute distress. The patient's lung and heart sounds were clear and normal. The patient's abdomen was soft, non-distended, and non-tender. An anterior cardiophrenic mass was incidentally identified on the lateral chest radiograph. A computed tomography scan demonstrated a diaphragmatic hernia with bowel loops in the retrosternal space. An exploratory operation revealed a diaphragmatic defect (4 cm in diameter) on the left side of the falciform ligament, through which transverse colon was protruded. There was no hernia sac, and the defect was closed with interrupted No. 2 silk sutures. The child was discharged on the 8th postoperative day without any complications. During 6 months of follow-up period, recurrence was not noticed.

Keyword

Morgagni hernia

MeSH Terms

Abdomen
Child
Child, Preschool*
Colon, Transverse
Follow-Up Studies
Heart Sounds
Hernia*
Hernia, Diaphragmatic
Humans
Ligaments
Lung
Male*
Otitis Media, Suppurative
Radiography, Thoracic
Recurrence
Silk
Sutures
Silk
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