Endoscopy in Large Hiatal Hernia with Intrathoracic Stomach
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Endoscopic video case: paraesophageal hernia and intrathoracic stomach. In more severe cases of hiatal hernia, the fundus, or upper portion of the stomach, may slide upward into the chest cavity through the hiatus. The condition occurs as an intensifying of a sliding hiatal hernia. In rare cases, the entire stomach and even some of intestines may migrate through the hiatus and rest on top of the diaphragm next to the esophagus, a condition known as giant esophageal hernia.