umbilical hernia

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umbilical hernia

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A hernia in which part of the intestine protrudes through the abdominal wall under the skin in the region of the navel.
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Noun1.umbilical hernia - protrusion of the intestine and omentum through a hernia in the abdominal wall near the navelumbilical hernia - protrusion of the intestine and omentum through a hernia in the abdominal wall near the navel; usually self correcting after birth
hernia, herniation - rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes
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Adult umbilical hernias usually result from the rapid expansion of the stomach, especially during pregnancy.

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