Definition of Diaphragmatic hernia

1. Noun. Hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm.

Exact synonyms: Hiatal Hernia, Hiatus Hernia
Generic synonyms: Hernia, Herniation

Medical Definition of Diaphragmatic hernia

1. A condition present at birth where there is abnormal protrusion of abdominal contents upward through a defect in the diaphragm. This condition is treated as a surgical emergency due to interference with the infant's breathing. Smaller, less serious diaphragmatic hernias may also be seen in adults. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Diaphragmatic Hernia

diaphragm of sella
diaphragm pessary
diaphragm sellae
diaphragm wall
diaphragm walls
diaphragma pelvis
diaphragma sellae
diaphragmatic flutter
diaphragmatic hernia (current term)
diaphragmatic myocardial infarction
diaphragmatic nodes
diaphragmatic pacemaker
diaphragmatic peritonitis
diaphragmatic pleura
diaphragmatic pleurisy
diaphragmatic surface
diaphragmic breathing

Literary usage of Diaphragmatic hernia

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Anomalies and curiosities of medicine by George Milbry Gould, Walter Lytle Pyle (1901)
"... or some other viscera into the thoracic cavity will almost invariably result, constituting the condition known as internal or diaphragmatic hernia. ..."

2. The Science and Art of Surgery: A Treatise on Surgical Injuries, Diseases by John Eric Erichsen, Marcus Beck, Raymond Johnson (1895)
"The opening has generally been found on the left side ; sometimes, however, on the right. diaphragmatic hernia is sometimes of traumatic origin, ..."

3. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"Most cases of acquired diaphragmatic hernia occur as a result of violence in ... No symptoms are observed in most cases of congenital diaphragmatic hernia. ..."

4. Surgery, Gynecology & Obstetrics by The American College of Surgeons, Franklin H. Martin Memorial Foundation (1912)
"diaphragmatic hernia. X-ray after operation. Note both chests normal, clear picture. Levels of diaphragm normal. the loin. (See Fig. 6. ..."

5. Diseases of the chest and the principles of physical diagnosis by George William Norris, Henry Robert Murray Landis, Edward Bell Krumbhaar (1920)
"diaphragmatic hernia The term diaphragmatic hernia should be confined to those instances in which ... diaphragmatic hernia may be congenital or acquired. ..."

6. A Treatise on Human Physiology by John Call Dalton (1871)
"diaphragmatic hernia of this character is more frequently found upon the left side than upon the right. It may sometimes continue until adult life without ..."

7. Surgery of the Upper Abdomen by John Blair Deaver, Astley Paston Cooper Ashhurst (1921)
"and diaphragmatic hernia is important; indeed, it is only its resem- M.mce to the latter ... diaphragmatic hernia usually can be excluded by the history. ..."

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