Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The presence of hiatal hernia has an important role in defective barrier function, both by removing the augmentation that the crural diaphragm provides the lower esophageal sphincter and lowering the threshold for TLESRs to occur.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMayo Clinic Gastroenterology and Hepatology Board Review, Third Edition
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781420092240
ISBN (Print)9781420092233
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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