Iron-Deficiency Anemia Associated With Hiatal Hernia: Case Reports and Literature Review

Sinaki, Banafsheh; Jayabose, Somasundaram; Sandoval, Claudio
October 2010
Clinical Pediatrics;Oct2010, Vol. 49 Issue 10, p984
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article describes the case of two pediatric patients with chronic iron deficiency anemia associated with hiatal hernia. Gastroenterology evaluation on a 19-month old boy revealed gastroesophageal reflux disease. The chest radiograph of a six-year old boy showed paramediastinal mass while endoscopy revealed gastritis and bleeding spots in the herniated gastric fundus. Emphasis is given on the importance of identifying the underlying etiology of iron deficiency, especially a source for blood loss, and investigating gastrointestinal tract abnormalities.


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