What Is Paraesophageal Hernia?

Q:
What is paraesophageal hernia?

A:
A paraesophageal herniais a severe type of hiatal hernia in which the upper portion of the stomach may slide through the diaphragm and into the chest.

In rare cases, the entire stomach and even some of intestines may migrate through the hiatus and rest on top of the diaphragm, a condition known as giant esophageal hernia.

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