hiatus hernia

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hiatus hernia

, hiatal hernia
protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm at the oesophageal opening

hiatus hernia

[hī′ād·əs ′hər·nē·ə]
(medicine)
Hernia through the esophageal hiatus, usually of a portion of the stomach.
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Radiologic studies can detect moderate to severe esophagitis, strictures, hiatal hernias, and tumors.
Many otherwise healthy people age 50 and over have a small hiatal hernia.
The most frequent known cause of hiatal hernia is an increased pressure in the abdominal cavity produced by coughing, vomiting, straining at stool, or sudden physical exertion.
Rochlitz's own breakthroughs for attacks of porphyria/MCS include hypocapnia, hiatal hernia and vagus nerve balancing, trigger points, kinesiological and acupressure, brain temperature balancing, and the PFO connection.
The mechanism of the increased prevalence of atrial fibrillation in patients with hiatal hernia is not known but likely involves the direct mechanical effects of the hiatal hernia pressing on the left atrium or indirect effects through activation of the autonomic nervous system or inflammation, Dr.
One advantage is that a hiatal hernia can be corrected at the same time.
His medical history was significant for cigarette smoking, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, typhoid fever, and hiatal hernia.
The operation was performed to repair a hiatal hernia with gastroesophageal reflux.
Doctors usually find the patient has a hiatal hernia, one in which part of the stomach protrudes into the opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes.
People with peptic ulcer, hiatal hernia, and related stomach problems should avoid aspirin and salicylates.
Primomo completed his minimally invasive surgery Fellowship at Baylor College of Medicine, obtaining expertise in reflux disease, hiatal hernia repair, and advanced laparoscopic general surgery cases.
Findings on transnasal esophagoscopy were normal with the exception of a small hiatal hernia.