Case of the Month: Case 2
S Koch, J Nates
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S Koch, J Nates. Case of the Month: Case 2. The Internet Journal of Emergency and Intensive Care Medicine. 1998 Volume 3 Number 1.
A 55 y.o. latino-american male was admitted to the hospital with previous medical history of cysticercosis diagnosed in his country of residence in south-america. He had an intracranial mass, and he consulted for a second opinion. A chest X-ray showed this:
What is your diagnosis?
No, it is not a pulmonary cyst. This is a hiatal hernia with stomach and bowel in the chest. There is a nasogastric tube going into the stomach (looking similar to a pulmonary artery catheter inserted too far into the right pulmonary artery).