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 is the medical term given to a condition where part of the stomach bulges up through the diaphragm and into the chest.
Surveys suggest that between 25 and 45 per cent of the people who regularly take medicines for heartburn, are actually suffering from a hiatus hernia - and don't know it.
Her background history included asymptomatic hiatus hernia, morbid obesity (BMI of 35.
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).
It has been suggested that the risk of pneumothorax is increased by patient age, re-operation, size of the hiatus hernia, severity of perioesophagitis and experience of the operator (6,7,9).