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Medical Term:

retrosternal hernia

Definition

herniation through the sternocostal foramen (foramen of Morgagni), the opening for the superior epigastric vessels; herniation of omentum and intestines may occur.

Synonym(s): congenital diaphragmatic hernia2, Morgagni foramen hernia

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