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Congenital Hiatal Hernia associated with Severe Chronic Anemia

Journal of the Korean Pediatric Society 1968;11(4):201-206.
Published online April 30, 1968.
Congenital Hiatal Hernia associated with Severe Chronic Anemia
Pyung Kil Kim1, Goeng Pil Chun1, Sae Whan Kim2
1Department of Pediatrics, Wonju Union Christian Hospital
2Department of Surgery, Wonju Union Christian Hospital
先天性 Hiatal Hernia 에 隨伴된 흡한 慢性貧血症
金炳吉1, 全宏弼1, 金世換2
Surgically corrected congenital hiatal hernia associated with severe chronic anemia has been presented. A 3 year and 8 month old boy has been complained severe anemia and general malaise on admission. Roentgenological examination revealed thoracic stomach and then the hernia was repaired by transthoracic approach. It was found that the character of hernia was short esophagus with thoracic stomach type. On admission, hemoglobin was 3.0 gm% and occult blood in the stool was positive which were corrected by whole blood transfusion and herniorrhaphy. 50 days after surgery, follow-up physical examination was done and none of physical and functional abnormalities were found. Pathogenesis and complications of congenital hiatal hernia were discussed and briefly reviewed.

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