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2004-08-03-10 Diaphragmatic hernia, Left-sided © Jeanty

Diaphragmatic hernia, Left sided, video clip

Philippe Jeanty, MD, PhD, Chaitali Shah, MD, Cerine Jeanty

Tennessee Women"s Care, Nashville TN

This is a video clip of a left-sided diaphragmatic hernia with rather subtle findings. They include:

  • Dextroposition of the heart (which is shifted to the right but appears normal)
  • An odd-shaped and odd-positioned stomach (no large stomach side by side with the heart in this case).
  • The scaphoid appearance of the lower abdomen -instead of "bulging out" the abdomen is depressed in !

This is the ultrasound image demonstrating the scaphoid appearance of the lower abdomen


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