hiatal hernia


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hiatal hernia

n.
A hernia in which part of the stomach protrudes through the esophageal opening of the diaphragm. Also called hiatus hernia.
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Noun1.hiatal hernia - hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm
hernia, herniation - rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
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Along with a history of gastric surgery, they also examined age, gender, ethnicity, cigarette smoking, alcohol consumption, and the presence of hiatal hernia (a condition in which a portion of the stomach protrudes upward into the chest through an opening in the diaphragm).
Morehouse determined that admission to the hospital was necessary because the patient, who had a long history of hiatal hernia and hypertension, was exhibiting symptoms of upper gastrointestinal bleeding.
He had a hiatal hernia and a weakened lower esophageal sphincter.
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