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Hiatal Hernia: The Basics

  • Definition: Herniation of abdominal contents through the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm

  • Thought to be due to muscle weakening and loss of elasticity, particularly of phrenicoesophageal ligament

  • Incidence increase with age, 60% of population over age 60 affected

  • Four types categorized by anatomical relationships of critical structures

    • GEJ, Stomach, Diaphragmatic Hiatus, Other Viscera

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