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Hiatal hernia definition
The esophagus connects the mouth and throat to the stomach. It passes through
the chest cavity and enters the abdominal cavity through a hole in the diaphragm
called the esophageal hiatus. The term hiatal hernia describes a
condition where a part of the stomach that normally is located in the abdominal
cavity pushes or protrudes through the esophageal hiatus to rest within the