When a diaphragmatic hernia occurs, some of the abdominal contents push up, right?

Usually. However if the hernia is covered by the liver, the liver is big enough to prevent things from going into the chest.
Yes. A diaphragmatic hernia is a hole in the diaphragm through which abdominal contents herniate in to the chest. Most common is a hiatal hernia, which involves the stomach. Other types include congenital holes, and are called Bochdalek and Morgagni hernias. You could also have a tear caused by trauma. Only treatment is surgical repair. Hope this helps!

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