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hiatus

Anatomy
1. a natural opening or aperture; foramen
2. a less common word for vulva

hiatus

[hī′ād·əs]
(anatomy)
A space or a passage through an organ.
(geology)
A gap in a rock sequence due to a lack of deposition of a bed or to erosion of beds.
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Initial CT of the abdomen and pelvis without IV contrast showed diffuse inflammation at the level of the hiatal hernia repair with mesh.
Sandberg-Lewis embraces the tenets and traditions of naturopathic medicine employing diet modification, herbal medicine, homeopathy, and visceral manipulation to treat diverse functional disorders such as hiatal hernia syndrome and ileo-cecal valve syndrome.
How a Hiatal Hernia Develops A hernia occurs if an organ pushes through a weakened area of the body cavity that normally contains it.
Laparoscopic mesh-augmented hiatoplasty without fundoplication as a method to treat large hiatal hernias.
Hiatal hernia is commonly seen with retrograde gastric intussusceptions (2).
Most people with a hiatal hernia develop no symptoms and require no treatment.
The report includes inguinal, umbilical, femoral, incisional and other kinds of hernia such as hiatal hernia.
Dimensional mesh polyester fiber layer for hernia hiatal collagen contracara to avoid stickies 8.
The hiatal hernia repair can cause substantial life-threatening morbidity like gastropericardial fistula.
Hiatal hernia (HH) refers to herniation of elements of the abdominal cavity through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm.
12 Hiatal hernia and/or gastroesophageal reflux disorder (GERD), male gender and age are risk factors for development of Zenker's diverticulum.