diaphragmatic hernia n.
The protrusion of abdominal parts, such as the stomach and small intestine, into the chest through a weakness in the diaphragm. Also called diaphragmatocele.
In diaphragmatic hernia the stomach is found more frequently in the thorax than is any other abdominal viscus.
The clinical consideration of diaphragmatic hernia, however, does not belong here.
In diaphragmatic hernia an opening is more frequently found in the posterior part of this muscle.