Fluoroscopic study showing hiatal hernia

Fluoroscopic image of hiatal hernias

Images courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho.

Figure 1 shows a normal connection between the esophagus in the chest cavity and the stomach in the abdomen. Figure 2 shows a small portion of the stomach pushing upward into the chest cavity from the abdomen, causing a hiatal hernia.

Last Updated: March 24, 2008

Medical Review: Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology

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