Paraesophageal hernia in an elderly woman.

Abstract

We present a case of an elderly woman with a paraesophageal hernia. This is an uncommon type of hiatal hernia and may result in a surgical emergency if incarceration, obstruction, or strangulation is present. Our patient presented with a clinical picture consistent with myocardial ischemia. We discuss the differential diagnosis, the pathophysiology… (More)

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