What is the difference between Hiatus Hernia and Hiatal Hernia
It looks like lots of people confuse what is Hiatus and what is Hiatal Hernia. Hiatus is translated from Latin as hole and in medicine it means a hole in diaphragm. When part of stomach moves through this hole it is called Hiatal Hernia (because it moves through Hiatus).
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