HENRY H. HAFT, M.D., F.A.C.P.; DANIEL K. ADLER, M.D.
Although the subject of diaphragmatic hernia has appeared in the medical literature with increasing frequency during recent years, it is still felt that not enough emphasis has been placed on it as a mimic of other abdominal conditions as well as of various cardiac and pulmonary diseases. Levy and Duggan1 found 26 hiatal hernias in their series of 1,220 patients—an incidence of 2.1 per cent. Harrington2 states that at the Mayo Clinic from 1926 through 1939, 650 patients were found to have diaphragmatic hernias. The actual incidence is probably greater than that reported because some patients with hiatal hernias
HAFT HH, ADLER DK. THORACIC STOMACH SIMULATING LEFT VENTRICULAR FAILURE1. Ann Intern Med. ;33:1472–1479. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-33-6-1472
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1950;33(6):1472-1479.
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