Definition of Hiatus hernia

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

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

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

hi test
hi there
hiatal hernia
hiatus adductorius
hiatus aorticus
hiatus canalis facialis
hiatus canalis nervi petrosi majoris
hiatus canalis nervi petrosi minoris
hiatus ethmoidalis
hiatus hernia (current term)
hiatus maxillaris
hiatus oesophageus
hiatus of canal for greater petrosal nerve
hiatus of canal of lesser petrosal nerve
hiatus of facial canal
hiatus sacralis
hiatus saphenus
hiatus semilunaris
hiatus subarcuatus
hiatus tendineus
hiatus totalis sacralis
hib immunization
hib vaccine

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 ..."

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