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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And after a string of nightmare health conditions including a heart attack, hiatus hernia and stomach ulcers over the last 18 months, the entrepreneur says her win "could not have been better timing".
Due to the similarity of symptoms, this rare disorder can sometimes be mistaken for gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), hiatus hernia, and even psychosomatic disorders and heart attack, he warned.
"I felt as though it was getting stuck, but I suffer from a hiatus hernia, so I just thought it was to do with that."
He had a gastroscopy in February 2010 which identified a large hiatus hernia, and he was prescribed drugs to help him whilst under the care of Sandown Health Centre on the Isle of Wight.
"They were going to repair my hiatus hernia at the same time - but now I have an umbilical hernia and I'm in agony.
Hiatus hernia, esophagitis, and a dilated left atrium also seem to be implicated in this association, owing to a potential mechanical effect or inflammatory process.
Some people go for gallbladder surgeries, or consider it to be a case of Hiatus hernia but even after various medical procedures the person may not be relieved of the pain.
The biggest group of subjects with recurrent abdominal pain had gastritis (33.3%) while 21.4% of them had hiatus hernia. Similarly, a significant group of the subjects (35.3%) with upper GI bleeding had gastric erosions.
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Another noteworthy observation in this study was that high total mobility score (7-9) was associated with about 41 fold increased risk for developing GERD in JHM patients than in controls which was in line with other studies that reported increased total mobility score in patients with hiatus hernia (13) and patients with hemorrhoid (14) compared to controls.