foramen of Morgagni


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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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Foramen of Morgagni hernia: presentation and treatment.
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.
7,8) Other less frequently seen hernias include epigastric, ventral, obturator and hernias through the foramen of Morgagni.
Hernias through the foramen of Morgagni may present with right-sided chest pain or right hypochondrial pain.
10) Of these, anterior hernias through the foramen of Morgagni comprise only 1 to 5%.
Foramen of Morgagni hernia in identical twins: is this an inheritable defect?
The diaphragmatic foramen of Morgagni hernia is located posterolateral to the sternum at the site of the internal mammary artery.
The foramen of Morgagni hernia always has a peritoneal sac and is considered to be a direct-type hernia (4).
Although considered to be a congenital abnormality (4), the foramen of Morgagni hernia is rarely diagnosed during the first years of life (1), and unlike other types of diaphragmatic hernias is only rarely associated with other congenital anomalies.
In radiographs, the foramen of Morgagni hernia appears as a homogenous mass in the right cardiophrenic angle (2).