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Anatomy hiatuses of the diaphragm

There are 4 types of diaphragmatic hiatuses:

2 types transmit a tube and a nerve
Vena caval hiatus - IVC, Rt Phrenic nerve
Oesophageal hiatus - Oesophagus, Vagus nerves (ant. and post.)

The other 2 types transmit tubes only
Aortic hiatus - Aorta, Azygos, Thoracic duct
Sternocostal hiatuses (rt & lt) - Superior epigastric vessels

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