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Medical Term:

hiatal hernia

 

Definition: hernia of a part of the stomach through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm; classified as sliding (esophagogastric junction above the diaphragm) or paraesophageal (esophagogastric junction below the diaphragm). The latter is associated with an intact phrenoesophageal membrane.

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