Gastroduodenal Obstruction From Morgagni Hernia in an Elderly Patient

Laura Borodyansky Dodis, MD; Michael William Bennett, MD, MB BCh BAO, PhD, MRCPI; David L. Carr-Locke, MD, FRCPSeries Editor: David L. Carr-Locke, MD, FRCP


December 15, 2005


We described the case of an elderly patient with Morgagni hernia of the stomach who presented with chronic intermittent nausea and vomiting, and later with complications from strangulated hernia. Abnormal anatomy was noted during upper endoscopy, but the diagnosis was made only by radiographic studies. This case highlights the importance of integrating radiologic studies when endoscopic findings are suspicious but not definitive for conditions such as diaphragmatic hernias and gastric volvulus.