Medical Definition of Diaphragmatic hernia
Diaphragmatic hernia: Passage of a loop of bowel through the diaphragm muscle. This type of hernia occurs as the bowel from the abdomen protrudes (herniates) upward through the diaphragm into the chest (thoracic) cavity.Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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