hiatus

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hiatus

A break or gap. In discussions of land, an area of land that lies between two parcels but appears from legal descriptions and public records to not be a part of either.

Example: A parcel 1,000 feet by 1,000 feet has been divided. In writing the deeds, though, parcel C's description started at the southeast corner and proceeded northward only 495 feet rather than the full 500 feet necessary to meet the boundary with parcel B. The missing 5 feet is the hiatus. A court might hold that property C's grantor still owns the 5-foot parcel, or it might reform the deed, or it might find that the owner of parcel B adversely possessed the 5-foot parcel.

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31%), majority of the bones had sacral hiatus at the level of S4 (66%), while the base of the hiatus was located at S5 vertebra (89%).
Usually, the fifth inferior articular process of sacrum is connected to the coccygeal cornua by intercornual ligaments and forms the sacral hiatus.
Line joining the two posterior superior iliac spines would be the base of the equilateral triangle whose apex is at the location of sacral hiatus.
Near the cephalad margin of the gluteal crease, sacral cornua should be felt and sacral hiatus is present immediately inferior and in midline.
Identification of the caudal epidural space is easy in children younger than 7 years, later it may be difficult because as the child grows there is a reduction in the size of the sacral hiatus and the sacral vertebrae fuse.