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hiatus hernia

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hiatal hernia

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

(or hia′tal) her′nia,


n.
protrusion of part of the stomach through the esophageal cleft of the diaphragm.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Paterson-Brown, "Surgical management of emergency and elective giant paraesophageal hiatus hernias," Journal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques A, vol.
3 IMPROVE DIGESTION "The most common cause of constipation is not drinking enough fluid," says Dr Chidi, "which can lead to other problems such as hiatus hernias, varicose veins and haemorrhoids." Water is vital for good digestion because it helps dissolve waste particles.
An alternative explanation for IDA might be that large hiatus hernias interfere with the absorption and regulation of dietary iron.
They form a small proportion of all hiatus hernias. There is a strong association between obesity and the incidence of paraoesophageal hernia (l).
Increased surgical skill and experience with laparoscopy led to the development of techniques that allowed repair of massive hiatus hernias (MHH) with gastric volvulus with minimal complications (6,10,15,20).
But nine years ago his remit changed from dealing with gallstones, hiatus hernias and cancers to tackling the explosion in obesity.