hiatal hernia
noun Date: circa 1944 protrusion of part of the stomach upward into the chest cavity through the passage in the diaphragm for the esophagus usually with movement of the opening of the esophagus into the stomach to a position above the diaphragm — called also hiatus hernia

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hiatal hernia — or hiatus hernia n. a hernia of part of the stomach into the opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes …   English World dictionary

  • Hiatal hernia — An anatomical abnormality in which part of the stomach protrudes up through the diaphragm into the chest. Normally, the esophagus passes down through the chest, crosses the diaphragm, enters the abdomen through a hole in the diaphragm called the… …   Medical dictionary

  • hiatal hernia — noun hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm • Syn: ↑hiatus hernia, ↑diaphragmatic hernia • Hypernyms: ↑hernia, ↑herniation * * * hiatal hernia, hiatus hernia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sliding hiatal hernia — Hiatal hernias are categorized as being either sliding or para esophageal. Sliding hiatal hernias are those in which the junction of the esophagus and stomach, referred to as the gastro esophageal junction, and part of the stomach protrude into… …   Medical dictionary

  • Para-esophageal hiatal hernia — Hiatal hernias are categorized as being either para esophageal or sliding. Para esophageal hernias are hernias in which the gastro esophageal junction stays where it belongs (attached at the level of the diaphragm), but part of the stomach passes …   Medical dictionary

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  • Hernia — Classification and external resources Frontal chest X ray showing a hernia of Morgagni ICD 10 K …   Wikipedia

  • Hernia — A general term referring to a protrusion of a tissue through the wall of the cavity in which it is normally contained. More specifically, a hernia often refers to an opening or weakness in the muscular structure of the wall of the abdomen. This… …   Medical dictionary

  • Hernia, hiatus — Protrusion of the stomach up into the opening normally occupied by the esophagus in the diaphragm, the great dome of muscle that separates the thoracic (chest) cavity from the abdomen. Normally, the esophagus passes down through the chest,… …   Medical dictionary

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