2004-08-03-10 Diaphragmatic hernia, Left-sided © Jeanty www.thefetus.net/
Diaphragmatic hernia, Left sided, video clip
Philippe Jeanty, MD, PhD, Chaitali Shah, MD, Cerine Jeanty
Tennessee Women"s Care, Nashville TN
This is a video clip of a left-sided diaphragmatic hernia with rather subtle findings. They include:
Dextroposition of the heart (which is shifted to the right but appears normal)
An odd-shaped and odd-positioned stomach (no large stomach side by side with the heart in this case).
The scaphoid appearance of the lower abdomen -instead of "bulging out" the abdomen is depressed in !
This is the ultrasound image demonstrating the scaphoid appearance of the lower abdomen