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Can an MRI of the abdomen identify a hiatal hernia?

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Posted on Sat, 8 Feb 2020
Question: I am scheduled for a MRI of the abdomen and pelvis, both with and without contrast, would this be able to tell if I have a hiatal hernia ? Also I have had nissen fundoplication, would it be able to tell if this is intact also ?
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Answered by Dr. Grzegorz Stanko (39 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Yes this test will tell.

Detailed Answer:

Hello,

Yes, this test should tell if there is a hernia and if stomach is in right place and attached to the diaphragm.

However, gastroscopy is the right test to diagnose it.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Grzegorz Stanko, General Surgeon
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Can an MRI of the abdomen identify a hiatal hernia?

Brief Answer: Yes this test will tell. Detailed Answer: Hello, Yes, this test should tell if there is a hernia and if stomach is in right place and attached to the diaphragm. However, gastroscopy is the right test to diagnose it. Hope I have answered your query. Take care Regards, Dr Grzegorz Stanko, General Surgeon