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hiatus

 [hi-a´tus] (L.)
an opening, gap, or cleft. adj., adj hia´tal.
aortic hiatus (hiatus aor´ticus) the opening in the diaphragm through which the aorta and thoracic duct pass.
esophageal hiatus (hiatus esophage´us) the opening in the diaphragm for the passage of the esophagus and the vagus nerves.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

e·soph·a·ge·al hi·a·tus

[TA]
the opening in the right crus of the diaphragm, between the central tendon and the aortic hiatus and at the level of vertebra T10, through which the esophagus and the two vagus nerves pass.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

e·soph·a·ge·al hi·a·tus

(ĕ-sof'ă-jē'ăl hī-ā'tŭs) [TA]
The opening in the right crus of the diaphragm, between the central tendon and the hiatus aorticus, through which pass the esophagus and the two vagus nerves.
Synonym(s): oesophageal hiatus, oesophageal hiatus.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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HIATUS hernia is caused by the upper part of the stomach moving into the chest through a hole - or oesophageal hiatus - in the diaphragm.
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