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This axial (cross sectional) CT image through the lower chest shows the typical appearance of a moderate to large hiatal hernia (purple). The superiorally displaced stomach contains oral contrast given just prior to the exam. Hiatal hernia is associated with GERD (gastroesophageal reflux disease).
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