What causes intrathoracic gastric dilatation in a late-presenting diaphragmatic hernia?

Abstract

A 13-year-old previously asymptomatic patient presented with abdominal pain and vomiting. Chest radiogram revealed a left intrathoracic stomach. Laparotomy confirmed a dilated, hypertrophic stomach herniating through a left Bochdalek hernia. The patient recovered after a period of prolonged gastric paresis. While highlighting the importance of considering… (More)
DOI: 10.1097/PEC.0b013e31816ecb84

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@article{Jones2008WhatCI, title={What causes intrathoracic gastric dilatation in a late-presenting diaphragmatic hernia?}, author={Vinci S. Jones and Ralph Clinton Cohen}, journal={Pediatric emergency care}, year={2008}, volume={24 5}, pages={317-8} }