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Hiatal hernia repair - series

Normal anatomy

Normal anatomy

Overview

The esophagus runs through the diaphragm to the stomach. It functions to carry food from the mouth to the stomach.The esophagus passes through the diaphragm just before it meets the stomach, through an opening called the esophageal hiatus.

Update Date 8/17/2011

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