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What is a paraesophageal hiatal hernia?

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The esophagus and stomach stay in their normal locations, but part of the stomach squeezes through the hiatus, landing it next to the esophagus. Although you can have this type of hernia without any symptoms, the danger is that the stomach can become "strangled," or have its blood supply cut off.

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

National Institutes of Health.

Merck.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 24, 2019

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

National Institutes of Health.

Merck.

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on December 24, 2019

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