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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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Unfortunately, in addition to the problematic endoscopic landmark of the mucosal EGJ discussed above, many additional confounding factors, such as hiatal hernias, respiratory movement, and active or ulcerative esophagitis, make an accurate determination of precise biopsy sites almost impossible.
Radiologic studies can detect moderate to severe esophagitis, strictures, hiatal hernias, and tumors.
Coughing, vomiting, straining, or sudden physical exertion can cause increased pressure in the abdomen resulting in hiatal hernia.
The radiologist should be aware that a prominent esophageal vestibule can mimic a sliding hiatal hernia.
Incidental findings reported during TNE included 3 cases of gastritis, two cases each of hiatal hernia and esophagitis (including Candida esophagitis), 1 case of Barrett esophagus, and 1 inlet patch.
Surgical treatment of para-oesophageal hiatal hernia.
Earlier this summer Lauren was diagnosed with a hiatal hernia - a condition in which a portion of the stomach protrudes upward into the chest area.
It should be emphasized that NSM has also been reported in association with other upper gastrointestinal disorders such as hiatal and umbilical hernia, gastric and duodenal ulcers, esophagitis, dysphagia, and vomiting after silastic ring vertical gastroplasy.
2] endarterectomy and coronary X X artery bypass grafting Combined balloon angioplasty and coronary artery X X bypass grafting Management of concomitant carotid and coronary X X artery disease Collis gastroplasty and Belsey hiatal hernia X repair for recurrent hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux Collis gastroplasty and Belsey hiatal hernia X X repair for routine hiatal hernia and gastroesophageal reflux Diversion and exclusion for esophageal perforation X X Management of esophageal-respiratory fistula X Thoracic outlet syndrome: primary operation X Thoracic outlet syndrome: reoperations X X Operations for Paget-Schroetter syndrome X X * All were done by Drs.
This test doesn't diagnose GERD, but it can diagnose a hiatal hernia, narrowing of the esophagus or tumors obstructing the esophagus.
and Shah (The Lahey Clinic) make this accessible enough for the general reader but specific enough to serve physicians, defining the disease and giving basic facts, and then going over symptoms and atypical manifestations, the role of hiatal hernias and lower esophageal sphincters, treatments such as lifestyle changes and diet, complications, medical evaluation, testing, related diseases, medications and surgical interventions.