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Korean J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 1999 Sep;2(2):211-216. Korean.
Published online Sep 30, 1999.  https://doi.org/10.5223/kjpgn.1999.2.2.211
Copyright © 1999 The Korean Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
A Case of Cogenital Esophageal Hiatal Hernia Simulating Chest Mass
Hye Mi Rhou, Eun Kyung Moon, Dong Chul Lee, Hye Kyung Im, Jae Hong Yu, Ji Young Sul and Jong Chul Kim
Department of Pediatrics, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Taejon, Korea.
Department of General surgery, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Taejon, Korea.
Department of Radiology, Chungnam National University College of Medicine, Taejon, Korea.
Abstract

The esophageal hiatal hernia is a herniation of an abdominal organ, usually the stomach, through the esophageal hiatus into thoracic cavity. It is a rare disease, usually congenital and frequently associated with gastroesophageal reflux and other congenital malformations in children. It is classified according to their anatomic characteristics as type I (sliding hiatal hernia), type II (paraesophageal hiatal hernia), type III (combined hiatal hernia) and type IV (multiorgan hiatal hernia). We experienced a case of type III congenital esophageal hiatal hernia simulating chest mass on simple chest x-ray because of right intrathoracic stomach secondary to congenital esophageal hiatal hernia and organoaxial rotation in 10 months male. After the operation, he showed an improved general condition and was discharged at the 14th hospital day. We report the case with the brief review of the related literatures.

Keywords: Congenital esophageal hiatal hernia (type III); Chest mass; Right intrathoracic stomach