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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The relationship between sliding hiatal hernia and the genesis of oesophagitis remains slightly controversial.
This can result from a number of causes, ranging from the obvious (spicy food and too much alcohol) to the much less so (pregnancy, a sliding hiatal hernia, a history of smoking).
The radiologist should be aware that a prominent esophageal vestibule can mimic a sliding hiatal hernia.