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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2 Presented here is the case of one such sliding hernia with the incidental finding of an appendix upon dissection of the hernial sac.
Open mesh repair is suitable for all types of groin hernias including strangulated, irreducible, sliding hernia or in elderly patients and patients with co-morbidity.
The reality in clinical practice, however, where there are many cases of incarcerated and sliding hernias, is that true GIH, defined as a sac with a capacity greater than 2000 ml, are fortunately rare.