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Chirurgia 2002 December;15(6):199-202

language: Italian

Intestinal obstruction and acute paraesophageal hernia. Case report

Quidaciolu F., Ballari F., Brignole E., Bruzzone D., Muti M., Tonelli E., Pesce D., Benicelli A.


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The case of a 67-year old woman who presented abdominal pain and episodes of vomiting is described. The diagnosis of paraesophageal hernia was made only by chest radiography and confirmed by the radiography of the intestinal tract that showed also a small bowel obstruction. The patient required urgent surgical repair.

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