A RARE TYPE OF INTERNAL HERNIA - GIANT PARAESOPHAGEAL HIATUS HERNIA
A 65-year-old lady had presented with complaints of chronic cough, chest pain, and discomfort associated with food regurgitation for a few years. She had a history of hypertension and hypothyroidism. After receiving treatment for some time, the symptoms kept recurring and she consulted Dr. Sumanta Dey (Advanced Laparoscopic, Bariatric and GI Surgeon) at Ruby General Hospital. After a thorough evaluation, relevant investigations were advised which revealed a giant Paraesophageal Hiatus Hernia (Type – III).
A giant Paraesophageal Hiatus
Hernia (Type – III) is a rare type of internal hernia where the esophagus (food
pipe) along with the stomach slides into the chest causing compression over the lungs and heart. Thus, the patient usually presents with chest pain, breathing
distress, dry cough, food regurgitation and bloating sensation. Sometimes, the
blood supply of the stomach gets blocked and causes severe abdominal pain due
to strangulated hernia which is a life-threatening situation.