hiatus hernia

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hiatus hernia


hiatal hernia

(Pathology) protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm at the oesophageal opening


(or hia′tal) her′nia,

protrusion of part of the stomach through the esophageal cleft of the diaphragm.

hiatus hernia

A condition in which the top of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm. It causes heartburn as control is lost over the sphincter linking the esophagus to the stomach.
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Noun1.hiatus 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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Hiatal Hernia Symptoms A hiatal hernia may cause no symptoms at all--in fact, most hiatal hernias are found incidentally, during diagnostic tests for other conditions.
Laparoscopic mesh-augmented hiatoplasty without fundoplication as a method to treat large hiatal hernias.
However, those with larger hiatal hernias may experience heartburn, belching, or chest pain and may need antacids or medications to reduce stomach acid production.
Hiatal hernias are more common in women than in men.
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Although the association between Cameron lesions and hiatal hernias is well described [14,15], the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying these lesions remain unclear.
The diaphragm develops during the 1st-4th month of embryonic development, in which period fusion defects of the diaphragm can occur, resulting in posterolateral defects (BH, 95%), anterior-retrosternal defects (Morgagni hernias, 4%) and hiatal hernias and septum transversum defects (1%).
I most commonly utilize biologic mesh materials in cases of ventral abdominal wall hernias and in the repair of large paraesophageal and hiatal hernias.
Something as common as acid reflux (heartburn) can cause dysphagia, and reflux is associated with hiatal hernias.
These events were not predictable by easily identifiable preoperative factors such as patient sex, morbid obesity, degree of esophagitis, presence of hiatal hernias, and/or baseline symptoms.