Type IV paraesophageal hernia as a cause of ileus: Report of a case


Journal Article

© 2014 The Authors. INTRODUCTION Type IV paraesophageal hernias (PEHs) have been rarely reported in the literature. Transverse colon is the most common viscus to herniate in this category. PRESENTATION OF CASE Herein we present a case with an emergent admission of a 66 year old man with type IV PEH with small intestine into the hernia sac. DISCUSSION The diagnosis of PEHs can be challenging due to their extremely low incidence and the non-specific symptoms and can be easily missed from the initial differential diagnosis. CONCLUSION In this case, the hernia was diagnosed early and managed successfully with an immediate laparotomy.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Makris, MC; Moris, D; Yettimis, E; Varsamidakis, N

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 6 /

Start / End Page

  • 43 - 45

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 2210-2612

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.ijscr.2014.10.090

Citation Source

  • Scopus