Sliding hiatal hernia
* * *hiatal hernia in which the upper stomach and the cardioesophageal junction protrude upward into the posterior mediastinum; the protrusion, which may be fixed or intermittent, is partially covered by a peritoneal sac. Called also axial hiatal h. and type I hiatal h.
Sliding hiatal hernia with esophageal ring (arrows).
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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