Case 38 : X-RAY CHEST

60 F chest discomfort after meals

Findings reveal an air fluid level in the retrocardiac aspect.

Barium confirms the hiatus hernia

PEARLS

Air-Fluid levels are frequently seen in the retrocardiac aspect on Chest xray - hiatus hernia, bronchiectasis, lung abscesses are the frequent causes

Hiatus Hernia are of two types: Sliding and Para Esophageal - the former being more common

Dr Suresh Saboo