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herniaher‧ni‧a /ˈhɜːniə $ ˈhɜːr-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  MIa medical condition in which an organ pushes through the muscles that are supposed to contain it syn rupture
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herniaTen years ago she had a hernia operation.Endoscopy showed a hiatal hernia in 72% of the patients.Indeed, when compared with asthmatics without oesophagitis, asthmatics with oesophagitis had a sevenfold increase in the frequency of hiatal hernia.These results clearly show that hiatal hernia is associated with more severe oesophageal mucosal disease in asthmatics.Hiatal hernia was the only statistically significant predictor of oesophageal mucosal status.Hiatus hernia was absent in only one of the nine patients with Barrett's oesophagus.Hiatus hernia was present in 33 patients.Men get more ulcers, hernias, and back problems.
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