Familial hiatal hernia in a large five generation family confirming true autosomal dominant inheritance.

@article{Carr1999FamilialHH,
  title={Familial hiatal hernia in a large five generation family confirming true autosomal dominant inheritance.},
  author={I. J. Carr{\'e} and B. T. St. Johnston and Paul Thomas and Patrick John Morrison},
  journal={Gut},
  year={1999},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={649-52}
}
BACKGROUND Familial hiatal hernia has only rarely been documented. AIMS To describe the pattern of inheritance of familial hiatal hernia within an affected family. SUBJECTS Thirty eight members of a family pedigree across five generations. METHODS All family members were interviewed and investigated by barium meal for evidence of a hiatal hernia. RESULTS Twenty three of 38 family members had radiological evidence of a hiatal hernia. No individual with a hiatal hernia was born to… CONTINUE READING

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