Hiatal Hernia

Etiology

  • Portions of stomach (or even duodenum, small intestine) slide up and back thru diaphragmatic opening
  • Sometimes contents slide adjacent to esophagus
  • Can move freely or portions can get stuck/incarcerated

Risk Factors

  • Obesity, age

Symptoms

  • Epigastric pain
  • Chest pain
  • Dysphagia
  • GERD type sx--> Burning pain that radiates upwards, post prandial, bad taste after eating/lying down