Definitions for hiatus hernia
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(or hia′tal ) her′nia
protrusion of part of the stomach through the esophageal cleft of the diaphragm.
hiatus hernia, hiatal hernia, diaphragmatic hernia(noun)
hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm
A hiatus hernia or hiatal hernia is the protrusion of the upper part of the stomach into the thorax through a tear or weakness in the diaphragm.
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