An unusual cause of profound weight loss in a middle-aged male: Case report and review Academic Article uri icon


MeSH Major

  • Affect
  • African Americans
  • Hypertension
  • Motivational Interviewing
  • Self Concept


  • Hernia through the foramen of Morgagni is the rarest form of diaphragmatic hernia. The herniating viscus in usually the transverse colon, but rarely stomach. Though clinical presentation depends on the obstruction and or ischemia of the viscus involved, weight loss is not a well described clinical feature of this condition. We present an interesting and unusual case of acute profound weight loss due to herniation of the stomach through the foramen of Morgagni in a male patient and review of the literature.

publication date

  • April 2008



  • Academic Article

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 62

end page

  • 64


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