DAVID M. MARTIN, MD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY DAVID M. MARTIN, MD / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Stomach hernia. Gastroscope (endoscope) view of a hiatal hernia, a type of hernia that occurs when a portion of the stomach protrudes through the diaphragm. The narrowing of the cavity (lumen) indicates the lower edge of the hernia. Treatment involves antacids and medication that strengthens the oesophageal sphincter and possibly surgery.
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