Hiatus (anatomy)

Hiatus (anatomy)

In anatomy, a hiatus is a a natural fissure in a structure. [Dorlands|h_11|12421917]

Examples include:
* Esophageal hiatus, the opening in the diaphragm through which the esophagus passes from the thorax into the abdomen
* Hiatus for greater petrosal nerve
* Maxillary hiatus
* Semilunar hiatus


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