hiatal


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to hiatal: sliding hiatal hernia

hi·a·tus

 (hī-ā′təs)
n. pl. hi·a·tus·es or hiatus
1. A gap or interruption in space, time, or continuity; a break: "We are likely to be disconcerted by ... hiatuses of thought" (Edmund Wilson).
2. Linguistics A slight pause that occurs when two immediately adjacent vowels in consecutive syllables are pronounced, as in reality and naive.
3. Anatomy A separation, aperture, fissure, or short passage in an organ or body part.

[Latin hiātus, from past participle of hiāre, to gape.]

hi·a′tal (-āt′l) adj.

hi•a•tal

(haɪˈeɪ tl)
adj.
of, pertaining to, or involving a hiatus.
[1905–10]
Translations

hiatal

adj hiatal, de hiato
References in periodicals archive ?
This medical malpractice case involved an unnecessary and negligently performed laparoscopic hiatal hernia repair surgery resulting in the death of a 6-year-old female.
She had an extensive past medical and surgical history pertinent for chronic abdominal pain, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiatal hernia, ventral incisional hernia status post Nissen fundoplication, and two revision fundoplication procedures with hiatal hernia repair with prosthetic mesh.
Carter also told the publication that he suffers from hiatal hernia, a condition wherein a part of his stomach pushes up through the diaphragm muscle.
After being accused of drug addiction because of his skinny appearance, the 'I Want Candy' singer claimed that he has had an eating disorder called hiatal hernia for the past decade.
Her history was significant for a sliding hiatal hernia, gastroesophageal reflux disease, and a 30-pack-year history of smoking.
The result is that while patients experience hypochlorhydria, pancreatic enzyme deficiency, or hiatal hernia syndrome their symptomatology does not get a workup in the primary care practice or with the specialist.
obesity rate increases is hiatal hernia--estimates suggest that up to half of adults age 60 and older have this type of hernia.
Approximately 10%-15% of the general population have hiatal hernia (HH) (1).
Contrast enhanced-computed tomography (CE-CT) showed all layers of the stomach and omental fat herniated into the lower oesophagus through a hiatal hernia (Figure 2a-d.
A A hiatal hernia occurs when the stomach bulges up through an opening in the diaphragm (hiatus) and into the chest cavity.
You may have also a diaphragmatic hernia or a hiatal hernia which is responsible of a reflux.
The relationship between sliding hiatal hernia and the genesis of oesophagitis remains slightly controversial.