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August 1973

Hepatic Herniation Through the Morgagni Foramen

Author Affiliations

San Francisco
From the Department of Radiology (Drs. Korobkin, Shelby, Miller, and Palubinskas), Department of Surgery (Dr. deLorimier), and the Cardiovascular Research Institute (Dr. Gordon), University of California School of Medicine, San Francisco.

Am J Dis Child. 1973;126(2):217-219. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1973.02110190191017

Hepatic herniation through a Morgagni foramen defect was diagnosed as a cardiac tumor, suggested initially by angiocardiography. Subsequent selective hepatic arteriography and isotopic scintiphotography established the correct preoperative diagnosis. When visceral herniation through a Morgagni defect does not include gas-filled bowel, preoperative diagnosis requires isotopic or arteriographic studies of the liver.