Morgagni hernia: Report of two cases and brief review of anatomy and literature

Emilia Krol, Michael W. McCormick, Daniel M. Chase, Dorothy A. Sparks, Gregg L. Bogen, Gregory G. Smaroff


Morgagni hernias are rare defects which comprise approximately three percent of congenital diaphragmatic hernias. They are often found incidentally but may present with symptoms of bowel obstruction due to viscera entering the hernia sac. Here we present a case series of two Morgagni hernias. The first case is an elderly woman who presented with strangulated transverse colon in the hernia sac, and the other is a young man who complained of vague chest discomfort. These cases exemplify the varied clinical presentation of Morgagni hernias, the importance of being cognizant of their pathology, and their treatment.

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