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Pathological Findings in the Dissection Lab

Hiatal Hernia

A hiatal hernia is the protrusion of abdominal viscera, usually the stomach, into the thoracic cavity due to a weakness in the region of the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm. Two examples are shown below.

(2004/5 Table 12)


(2004/5 Table 22)



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