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ISRN Surgery
Volume 2011, Article ID 856568, 5 pages
Clinical Study

Congenital Paraesophageal Hernia with Intrathoracic Gastric Volvolus in Two Sisters

Department of Pediatric Surgery, Maternity and Children Hospital, P.O. Box 61015, Qatif, Dammam 31911, Saudi Arabia

Received 28 February 2011; Accepted 21 March 2011

Academic Editors: M. K. Smolek and E. M. Targarona

Copyright © 2011 Ahmed H. Al-Salem. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Congenital paraesophageal hernia is rare in infants and children. This paper describes our experience with seven infants and children with congenital paraesophageal hernia with emphasis on two sisters who presented with unusually large paraesophageal hernias and herniation of most of the stomach resulting in intrathoracic gastric volvolus. The literature on the subject is also reviewed.