A 37-year-old female asked:
can phrenic nerve palsy lead to / create higher risk of hiatal hernia?
1 doctor answer • 4 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 31 years experience
Very unlikely: Excellent question. It is very unlikely this would contribute to the development if a hiatal hernia, which would be a stretching out if the natural opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes. Hope this helps!
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Last updated Dec 9, 2016
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