Emergency presentation of a giant paraoesophageal hernia- A case report


Emergency presentation of a giant paraoesophageal hernia- A case report

Amin Tanveer1,a, Sumeet Singh2,b, Asiri Arachchi3,c, Abhinav Vasudevan3,d

aSurgical registrar, Department of General Surgery Peninsula Health PO Box 52, 2 Hastings Road, Frankston, Victoria, Australia; bMonash Medical University Student, Department of General Surgery Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria Australia; cSurgical Registrar, Department of General Surgery Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria Australia; dGasteroenterologist, Box Hill Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria Australia


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An emergency presentation of a paraoesophageal hernia with acute respiratory distress and an acute abdomen is a rare presentation.
Hereby, we are presenting a 73year old female who presented with an acute dyspnoea and acute bowel obstruction, the imaging revealed large paraoesophageal hernia almost collapsing the right lung, she had an emergency surgery, an anterior gastropexy was performed since she was unstable. Despite subsequent surgeries e.g Collis gastroplasty and mesh cruroplasty, patient developed recurrent hiatal hernia. Unfortunately, the patient ultimately passed away from a vancomycin resistant enterococci (VRE) bacteraemia and due to overwhelming medical comorbidities.
As presentation of paraoesophageal hernia with acute dyspnea and acute abdomen is a rare incidence, we discuss this and its management options through a case report.


Keywords: Hiatus hernia, paraoesophageal hernia (PEH), giant paraoesophageal hernia, Bowel obstruction, Acute respiratory distress.


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How to cite this article:
Amin Tanveer, Sumeet Singh, Asiri Arachchi, Abhinav Vasudevan. Emergency presentation of a giant paraoesophageal hernia- A case report. International Journal of Case Reports, 2019 4:57. DOI: 10.28933/ijcr-2018-12-1005


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