Acute chest pain in a patient with a non-strangulated hiatal hernia

Publication date: Available online 29 July 2015 Source:Journal of Acute Disease Author(s): Alexander John Scumpia, Megan Elizabeth Dekok, Daniel Michael Aronovich, Gurpaul Bajwa, Randy Barros, Randy Katz, Jordan Ditchek Acute chest pain resulting in spontaneous idiopathic hemomediastinum is a rare, potentially life-threatening occurrence. Acute chest pain is a common chief complaint of patients, accounting for 2.4%-6% of adult emergency room visits. The clinician’s differential diagnoses for acute chest pain rarely include complications of hiatal hernias. An 83-year-old male presented with acute chest pain and was emergently diagnosed with hemomediastinum secondary to spontaneous gastric mesenteric vessel rupture due to a non-strangulated hiatal hernia after physical exertion.
Source: Journal of Acute Disease - Category: Emergency Medicine Source Type: research

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Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: American Journal of Veterinary Research - Category: Veterinary Research Authors: Tags: Am J Vet Res Source Type: research
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Source: Acta Chirurgica Belgica - Category: Surgery Tags: Acta Chir Belg Source Type: research
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Source: Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
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Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
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Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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Source: Patient Safety in Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Patient Saf Surg Source Type: research
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Source: Surgical Laparoscopy, Endoscopy and Percutaneous Techniques - Category: Surgery Tags: Online Articles: Technical Reports Source Type: research
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Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Clinical Case Report Source Type: research
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