Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise,
Idaho. All rights reserved.
Figure 1 shows the lower end of a normal esophagus with a smooth
connection between the lower esophagus and stomach. Figure 2 shows the lower
end of the esophagus with a small hiatal hernia, which occurs when a small
portion of the stomach pushes up into the chest.
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Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine & Jerome B. Simon, MD, FRCPC, FACP - Gastroenterology
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