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Barium swallow pictures


Hiatal hernia

Courtesy of Intermountain Medical Imaging, Boise, Idaho. All rights reserved.

Figure 1 shows the lower end of a normal esophagus with a smooth connection between the lower esophagus and stomach. Figure 2 shows the lower end of the esophagus with a small hiatal hernia, which occurs when a small portion of the stomach pushes up into the chest.

ByHealthwise Staff
Primary Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Specialist Medical ReviewerAdam Husney, MD - Family Medicine
Last RevisedOctober 29, 2010

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