Definition of Hiatus hernia
1. Noun. Hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm.
Medical Definition of Hiatus hernia
1. Protrusion of the stomach up into the opening normally occupied by the oesophagus in the diaphragm, the muscle that separates the chest (thoracic) cavity from the abdomen. Hiatus in latin means an opening. (12 Dec 1998)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Hiatus Hernia
Literary usage of Hiatus hernia
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Digestive Diseases of the U. S.: Epidemiology and Impact edited by James E. Everhart (1994)
"The hiatus hernia-esophagitis-esophageal stricture complex: twenty-year prospective study. ... Vestby GW, Aakhus R. Incidence of sliding hiatus hernia. ..."
2. Diabetes in America by Ronald Aubert (1996)
"Of these conditions and procedures, only five were common enough to compute prevalence ratios and 95% confidence intervals (CI): a history of hiatus hernia, ..."
3. The Oxford Medicine by Henry Asbury Christian, James Mackenzie (1920)
"... just as one frequently finds digestive disorders and hiatus hernia accompanying coronary insufficiency and producing the same kind of pain although ..."
4. He Usually Lived with a Female: The Life of a California Newspaperman by George Garrigues (2006)
"(The doctors are still unable to diagnose it; after guessing at angina, hiatus hernia, ulcers, gallstones, etc. etc., they have decided it must be ..."
5. The Theatre of Violence: Narratives of Protagonists in the South African by Don H. Foster, Paul Haupt, Maresa de Beer (2005)
"Although I was diagnosed as having a hiatus hernia and that was what supposedly caused these panic attacks, I knew as well that it was a psychological thing ..."