Hiatus hernia – Large

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Hiatus hernia – Large

  • Herniation of the stomach above the diaphragm (hiatus hernia) is a common finding on a chest X-ray
  • Hiatus hernias may be very large – as in this image
  • Seeing a gas/fluid level helps to make the diagnosis

Hiatus hernia - Small

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Hiatus hernia – Small

  • Here is a smaller hernia
  • The gas/fluid level is less distinct
  • Note: Hiatus hernia may not be visible on a chest X-ray