hiatus hernia

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hiatus hernia

or

hiatal hernia

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

hia′tus

(or hia′tal) her′nia,


n.
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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Exclusion criteria was female patients, patients presenting with recurrent hernia, huge hernia, obstructed hernia, inflamed hernia, incarcerated hernia, sliding hernia, cardiac or renal failure or patients having a chronic debilitating disease.
Intra-operatively, a sliding hernia of right side revealed an atretic ovary with a 5x3cm congested cyst and a 12cm long rudimentary fallopian tube [Figure 2].