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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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La prevalencia de las erosiones o ulceras de Cameron no se conoce, ya que existen variados grados de dificultad para documentar estas lesiones; pero se estima que representan el 5% en pacientes con diagnostico previo de hernia hiatal [6].
Paraoesophageal (or rolling) hiatal hernias may affect adults of any age and sex but are most common in elderly women.
If you have a small hiatal hernia, you may not have any symptoms, but a large hiatal hernia can allow food and acid to back up into your esophagus, leading to heartburn.
One advantage of fundoplication is that a hiatal hernia can be corrected at the same time.
When large, they may appear on plain radiographs as a soft-tissue mass with or without an air/fluid level, mimicking a hiatal hernia (Fig.
He has a history of hiatal hernia as well as long-standing gastroesophageal reflux disease controlled with once-daily proton pump inhibitor therapy.
These cuffs create less postoperative dysphagia, but relapses of hiatal hernia and GERD occur frequently.
[28.] Wu AH, Tseng CC, Bernstein L, Hiatal hernia, reflux symptoms, body size, and risk of esophageal and gastric adenocarcinoma.
In patients with hiatal hernias, the proximal end of these gastric folds provided "a fixed, reproducible, anatomic landmark at endoscopy" and could be used as the mucosal EGJ that was, they believed, equivalent to the muscular EGJ.
He also developed hiatal hernia in which upper part of the stomach gets pulled into the chest, making swallowing further difficult.
Both open and minimally invasive procedures are covered, with the material grouped into six parts: esophagus, hiatal hernia, stomach, gastic cancer, morbid obesity, and small intestine.
He didn't know that four years ago another physician's Voltaren prescription caused my hiatal hernia.