IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 82-85

A report of two pediatric cases of Morgagni Hernia

Authors: Abdullah Saeed Alghamdi, Muhammad Abdulrahman Alzahrani, Amjad Saeed Alghamdi, Yasmin Abdulaziz Yousef, Ahmed Alawi.

ABSTRACT

Background: Morgagni hernia (MH) is a rare congenital anomaly of the diaphragm. It is a birth defect characterized by herniation of abdominal organs into the thoracic cavity through a retrosternal diaphragmatic defect which inhibits proper lung formation. Case presentation: We report two cases of MH in a set of premature twins aged 9 days, who presented with respiratory distress at King Abdulaziz Medical City, Jeddah. The diagnosis was confirmed by imaging of chest X-ray and CT scan. Both cases were successfully managed through abdominal approach i.e. laparotomy with surgical treatment of the diaphragmatic deformity. Conclusion: The exact pathogenesis of most cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) remains unknown, however there is an increasing evidence indicating that genetic factors play a pivotal role in formation of CDH. Moreover, its occurrence in a set of twins further supports the genetical theory.

Keywords:
Congenital abnormality, diaphragmatic hernia, Morgagni hernia, Twins


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A report of two pediatric cases of Morgagni Hernia


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Abdullah Saeed Alghamdi
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Muhammad Abdulrahman Alzahrani
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Amjad Saeed Alghamdi
College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Yasmin Abdulaziz Yousef
Department of Pediatric Surgery, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Ahmed Alawi
Department of Pediatric Surgery, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Abdullah Saeed Alghamdi, College of Medicine, King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; Alghamdi1996@hotmail.com

Publication history
Received 24 Jun 2019
Accepted 20 Aug 2019
Published online 27 Sep 2019
Published in print 04 Nov 2019

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Alghamdi AS, Alzahrani MA, Alghamdi AS, Yousef YA, Alawi A. A report of two pediatric cases of Morgagni Hernia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 82-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1560365818


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Alghamdi AS, Alzahrani MA, Alghamdi AS, Yousef YA, Alawi A. A report of two pediatric cases of Morgagni Hernia. http://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=52541 [Access: November 22, 2019]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1560365818


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Alghamdi AS, Alzahrani MA, Alghamdi AS, Yousef YA, Alawi A. A report of two pediatric cases of Morgagni Hernia. IJMDC. 2019; 3(11): 82-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1560365818


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Alghamdi AS, Alzahrani MA, Alghamdi AS, Yousef YA, Alawi A. A report of two pediatric cases of Morgagni Hernia. IJMDC. (2019), [cited November 22, 2019]; 3(11): 82-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1560365818


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Alghamdi, A. S., Alzahrani, . M. A., Alghamdi, . A. S., Yousef, . Y. A. & Alawi, . A. (2019) A report of two pediatric cases of Morgagni Hernia. IJMDC, 3 (11), 82-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1560365818


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Alghamdi, Abdullah Saeed, Muhammad Abdulrahman Alzahrani, Amjad Saeed Alghamdi, Yasmin Abdulaziz Yousef, and Ahmed Alawi. 2019. A report of two pediatric cases of Morgagni Hernia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (11), 82-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1560365818


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Alghamdi, Abdullah Saeed, Muhammad Abdulrahman Alzahrani, Amjad Saeed Alghamdi, Yasmin Abdulaziz Yousef, and Ahmed Alawi. "A report of two pediatric cases of Morgagni Hernia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 82-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1560365818


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Alghamdi, Abdullah Saeed, Muhammad Abdulrahman Alzahrani, Amjad Saeed Alghamdi, Yasmin Abdulaziz Yousef, and Ahmed Alawi. "A report of two pediatric cases of Morgagni Hernia." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.11 (2019), 82-85. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1560365818


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Alghamdi, A. S., Alzahrani, . M. A., Alghamdi, . A. S., Yousef, . Y. A. & Alawi, . A. (2019) A report of two pediatric cases of Morgagni Hernia. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (11), 82-85. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1560365818


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