Thoracic Surgery

Morgagni Hernia (Subcostal sternal hernia)

Morgagni Hernia (Subcostal sternal hernia)   Morgagni hernia is a less common variety of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. Here the herniation occurs via the anterior  sternocostal hiatus called  the foramen of morgagni. Morgagni hernia accounts for about 3 to 4% of all diaphragmatic hernias. These hernias are small and mostly asymptomatic. When they are large they can cause respiratory or gastrointestinal symptoms. Surgical intervention is generally recommended because of the risk of intestinal...

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