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What is a paraesophageal hiatal hernia?

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The paraesophageal hernia is less common, but is more cause for concern. 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.

From: Hiatal Hernia WebMD Medical Reference

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Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 7, 2019

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National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases.

National Institutes of Health.

Merck .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on August 7, 2019

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