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Conditions related to Hernias

Patients with a hiatal hernia can experience complications such as a strangulated hiatal hernia that is twisted and cuts off the stomach’s blood supply. Patients with a severe case of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) or esophagitis (inflamed esophagus) can also develop complications. Other forms of hiatal hernia include:
Hiatal hernia can occur in many forms, including:

  •  Sliding hiatal hernia
  •  Paraesophageal hiatal hernia- the rarest form of a hiatal hernia, usually requires surgical treatment to avoid strangulation.
  •  Esophageal hiatal hernia

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