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ESOPHAGEAL HIATAL HERNIA—Some Aspects of Surgical Treatment

Authors
  • Orville F. Grimes
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1959
Source
PMC
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Abstract

Patients with esophageal hiatal hernia often have an array of distressing complaints and physical signs that are difficult to interpret. Physiologic and anatomic studies of the gastroesophageal area in the region of the esophageal hiatus of the diaphragm indicate the existence of a three-in-line sphincter group, consisting of the inferior esophageal constrictor, diaphragmatic pinchcock and cardioesophageal junction. These mechanisms, acting in unison, prevent regurgitation in normal persons.

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