thoracic stomach


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tho·rac·ic stom·ach

a condition in which part or all of the stomach is contained within the thorax because of a paraesophageal hiatus hernia.

thoracic stomach

A variant of hiatal hernia in which the stomach lies above the diaphragm. This may result from an embryonic anomaly in which the stomach fails to descend, or from a hernia of the diaphragm.
See also: stomach
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