foramen of Morgagni

foramen of Morgagni

(1) A communication in the diaphragm located immediately behind the sternum, which may be a conduit for the superior epigastric arteries, accompanying veins and lymphatics. It is the site of Morgagni’s hernia.
(2) Foramen caecum of tongue (see there); foramen caecum linguae [NA6].
(3) Foramen singulare [NA6], see there.
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Clinical and radiologic evaluation of foramen of Morgagni hernias and the transthoracic approach.
Chronic intermittent gastric volvulus within the foramen of Morgagni.
Due to their early work, the costochondral triangles have been referred to as the foramen of Morgagni on the right and the space of Larrey on the left, though the literature is inconsistent.
An unusual gas pattern was noted in the right lower zone, raising the suspicion of a small bowel diaphragmatic hernia, perhaps through the Foramen of Morgagni.