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How common is hiatal hernia in children?

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Dr. Rodney Biggs answered

Specializes in General Surgery

While reflux can occur in children, having a hiatal hernia is less common. Most hiatal hernias develop over the course of a person's life.

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Dr. David Earle answered

Specializes in General Surgery

A true hiatal hernia is very uncommon in children. Congenital hernias in the diaphragm are more common in children compared to adults, but still overall rare. You may need a chest x-ray to mark the diagnosis or make sure everything is ok with the diaphragm.

Answered Sep 17, 2012

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