Congenital Hemidiaphragmatic Agenesis Presenting as Reversible Mesenteroaxial Gastric Volvulus and Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Case Report

@inproceedings{Sung2009CongenitalHA,
  title={Congenital Hemidiaphragmatic Agenesis Presenting as Reversible Mesenteroaxial Gastric Volvulus and Diaphragmatic Hernia: A Case Report},
  author={Hye Young Sung and Se Hyun Cho and Sung Bo Sim and Jin il Kim and Dae Young Cheung and Soo-Heon Park and J. Han and Se Min Lee and Chee Ho Noh and Y J Park and Seung Eun Jung and Seon Hui Lee and Kyu Yong Choi},
  booktitle={Journal of Korean medical science},
  year={2009}
}
A 70-yr-old woman complained of left sided chest pain and non-bilious vomiting for four days after taking a gastric bloating agent for an upper gastrointestinal study. The chest radiography revealed gastric air-fluid levels and bowel loops in the left thoracic cavity. An emergency thoracotomy was performed. The abdominal organs (stomach, spleen, splenic flexure of the colon) were in the left thorax and the entire left hemidiaphragm was absent. There were no diaphragmatic remnants visible for… CONTINUE READING