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Definition: 'Paraesophageal Hernia'

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paraesophageal hernia

Type: Term

Definitions:
1. a hernia through or adjacent to the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm in which the esophagogastric junction remains below the diaphragm and the stomach rolls up into the chest.

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