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Hiatus hernia

Hiatus hernia or hiatal hernia is a tear in the diaphragm, allowing part of the stomach to protrude upward into the thoracic cavity.

The symptoms include pains, similar to heartburn, in the chest and upper stomach. Surgery is recommended, although it can have minor side-effects such as increased production of stomach and intestinal gas.

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