Hiatal Hernia

  • Etiology:
  • Imaging: see part of the stomach sliding through the esophageal hiatus into the chest
  • DDX: paraesophageal hernia
  • Complications: gastroesophageal reflux

Cases of Hiatal Hernia

CXR and upper GI of hiatal hernia
CXR AP shows an air fluid level at the level of the diaphragm. Lateral spot image from an upper GI shows the fundus of the stomach sliding through the esophageal hiatus into the chest.