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intr.v. her·ni·at·ed, her·ni·at·ing, her·ni·ates
To protrude through an abnormal bodily opening.

her′ni·a′tion n.
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vb (intr)
(Pathology) pathol to protrude as a hernia
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(ˈhɜr niˌeɪt)

v.i. -at•ed, -at•ing.
to protrude abnormally so as to constitute a hernia.
her`ni•a′tion, n.
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Doctors eventually established the cholesteastoma had returned and eaten a hole into her skull, causing the brain lining to herniate through.
[7] During a car accident, jerking movement can increase pressure inside the disc causing it to herniate. In this study 3.8% (n=7) suffered from herniated disc following a car accident.
Abdominal organs such as stomach, omentum, intestines, spleen, and liver are the commonest to herniate into the thoracic cavity [8].
There are two potential mechanisms of pathogenesis of PEH; with increasing age there is laxity in crura of diaphragmatic hiatus which allows herniation and, secondly, there is a large defect in phrenoesophageal membrane which allows other organs to herniate [9].
These patients have increased frequency of high intrathoracic pressure and herniate through the weakest point of their chest wall.
With aging, orbital septum becomes thinner and weaker, and extraconal fat may herniate, causing the well-known palpebral bags.