A hiatus hernia or hiatal hernia is the protrusion (or herniation) of the upper part
of the stomach into the thorax through the esophageal hiatus because of a tear ...
WebMD explains how to recognize and treat hiatal hernias and explains the
types including sliding and paraesophageal hernias.
A hiatal hernia occurs when part of your stomach pushes upward through your
diaphragm. Your diaphragm normally has a small opening (hiatus) through which
Sep 26, 2015 ... A hiatal hernia occurs when the upper part of your stomach pushes up through
your diaphragm and into your chest region. The diaphragm is a ...
Learn about hiatal hernias from the Cleveland Clinic. Find out about what a hiatal
hernia is, its symptoms, treatment using surgery & more.
Feb 10, 2015 ... Hiatal hernia is caused by obesity, being pregnant, age, or thinning of the
phrenoesophageal membrane. There are generally no symptoms of ...
Dec 17, 2015 ... Hiatal hernia is a condition in which the upper portion of the stomach protrudes
into the chest cavity through an opening of the diaphragm ...
Hiatal hernia is a condition in which part of the stomach extends through an
opening of the diaphragm into the chest. The diaphragm is the sheet of muscle
Jan 3, 2016 ... A hiatal hernia occurs when a portion of the stomach prolapses through the
diaphragmatic esophageal hiatus. Most hiatal hernias are ...
Protrusion (bulging) of any structure in the abdomen through the diaphragm (the
sheet of muscle that separates the chest cavity from the abdomen) is called a ...