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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Hiatus hernia was not more frequent in patients with GERD than in those without GERD independently of the presence of AF or SR.
An alternative explanation for IDA might be that large hiatus hernias interfere with the absorption and regulation of dietary iron.
This is because hiatus hernia surgery requires disruption of the peritoneum and an extent of mediastinal dissection.
Relationship of overweight to hiatus hernia and reflux oesophagitis.
There are some very rare lumbar hernias which occur through anatomical gaps in the paraspinal muscles, and a hiatus hernia is a herniation of the stomach into the chest through the hole (or hiatus) in the diaphragm through which the oesophagus passes (see Figure 1).
As for people suffering from peptic ulcers, heartburn, gastritis and hiatus hernia, they are recommended to reduce their consumption of fatty foods, fried choices, and spices, as well as caffeinated drinks such as tea, coffee or soft drinks which worsen their symptoms.
Kerry rushed back from making a TV film when 47-year-old Sue was floored by a hiatus hernia at her home in Warrington, Cheshire.
Male gender, white ethnicity, and presence of hiatus hernia were significantly associated with an elevated risk for Barrett's, according to findings from a logistic regression analysis.
This was a key finding in a national telephone survey of 400 patients taking omeprazole or lansoprazole for problems associated with heartburn, reflux, acid indigestion, or hiatus hernia.
The use of drugs to treat such conditions as esophageal reflux "heartburn" , hiatus hernia, esophagitis and esophageal ulcer, and swallowing difficulties--as well as the enormous popularity of antiulcer medications--has led to the hypothesis that these drugs may be a causative factor.
A 77-year-old woman who was taking cimetidine (Tagamet) for more than three years for treatment of a hiatus hernia began to complain of severe headaches and sudden rise of blood pressure.