CARL A. HEDBLOM, M.D.
An increased interest in diaphragmatic hernia has been stimulated by its growing incidence, by the sharp difference of opinion as to what constitutes one type of herniation at the esophageal hiatus, and by the marked recent increasing measure of success of its surgical treatment.
Diaphragmatic hernia is a protrusion of abdominal viscera through an anatomically weak area or through an abnormal opening or weak area in the diaphragm, the result of imperfect development, anatomical weakness or of trauma. A sac is a component part of a typical hernia, but the great majority of hernias through the diaphragm have no sac.
HEDBLOM CA. DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA1. Ann Intern Med. 1934;8:156–176. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-2-156
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