|Year : 2016 | Volume
| Issue : 2 | Page : 142-145
Unusual cause of retrosternal chest pain
Department of Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Division, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Dammam, Saudi Arabia
|Date of Web Publication||9-Mar-2016|
Department of Surgery, Thoracic Surgery Division, King Fahd Hospital of the University, University of Dammam, Dammam
|How to cite this article:|
Aljehani Y. Unusual cause of retrosternal chest pain. Saudi J Med Med Sci 2016;4:142-5
A 56-year-old female, known hypertensive on oral medications with a long history of gastroesophageal reflux disease, who underwent three laparotomies. The last two were for Nissen's fundoplication almost 8 years earlier to her presentation. She presented with progressive dyspnea mainly postprandial. Her physical examination was unremarkable as well as her laboratory investigations. The initial chest x-ray is shown in [Figure 1]. The barium swallow is illustrated in [Figure 2]. Computed tomography of the chest and upper abdomen is shown in [Figure 3] and [Figure 4] a-b.
| Questions|| |
- What are the findings on initial chest radiograph?
- What are the findings on the barium swallow and CT?
- Is surgery indicated to treat such entity?
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