The role of hiatus hernia in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.

@article{Herwaarden2004TheRO,
  title={The role of hiatus hernia in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease.},
  author={Margot A van Herwaarden and Melvin Samsom and Andŕe Jpm Smout},
  journal={European journal of gastroenterology & hepatology},
  year={2004},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={
          831-5
        }
}
This article gives an overview of the role of sliding hiatus hernia in gastro-oesophageal reflux disease (GORD). The crural diaphragm acts as an external sphincter of the anti-reflux barrier. Contractions of the crural diaphragm increase lower-oesophageal-sphincter (LOS) pressure during each inspiration and in situations of increased abdominal pressure, whereas these contractions are inhibited when gas and/or a bolus has to pass the gastro-oesophageal junction. A hiatus hernia is associated… CONTINUE READING
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