Resolution of halitosis following repair of a primary parahiatal diaphragmatic hernia

Authors

  • James N. Sellars Department of General Surgery, Cairns Hospital, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Ryan Green Department of General Surgery, Cairns Hospital, Cairns, Queensland, Australia
  • Eshwarshanker Jeyarajan Department of General Surgery, Cairns Hospital, Cairns, Queensland, Australia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/2349-2902.isj20240305

Keywords:

Parahiatial hernia, Halitosis, Diaphragmatic hernia

Abstract

Parahiatal diaphragmatic hernias are uncommon and often diagnosed incidentally on imaging, or in the emergency setting. Symptoms related to these defects can be like those of hiatus hernias (HH), however this is not always the case. We present a unique case of parahiatal diaphragmatic hernia that was characterised by severe halitosis which resolved with surgical repair.

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Published

2024-02-05

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Case Reports