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What is a sliding hiatal hernia?

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If you have a sliding hiatal hernia, the stomach and the section of the esophagus that joins the stomach slide up into the chest through the hiatus. This is the more common type of hernia.

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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