umbilical hernia

  1. protrusion of the intestine and omentum through a hernia in the abdominal wall near the navel; usually self correcting after birth
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How To Use umbilical hernia In A Sentence

  • Umbilical hernias occur more often in premature infants and those of African American descent.
  • An umbilical hernia occurs when part of the intestine protrudes through a weakness in the abdominal wall at the navel.
  • Reputable pediatric surgeons do not repair simple umbilical hernias in 5-week old infants.
  • Congenital extroversion or eventration is the result of some congenital deficiency in the abdominal wall; instances are not uncommon, and some patients live as long as do cases of umbilical hernia proper. Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine
  • Rupture at the navel is called umbilical hernia; that in the groin either inguinal or femoral, according to slight differences in site. The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)
  • An umbilical hernia occurs when a baby's abdominal wall doesn't completely close before birth, causing a small piece of bowel or fat under the skin, often referred to as the sac, to stick out. Pediatric surgery: Umbilical Hernia
  • There was no umbilical hernia which is a defect the abdominal wall around the belly button.
  • Name and address supplied It sounds as though your son probably has what is known as an umbilical hernia. Times, Sunday Times
  • An abdominal examination showed no abnormality apart from an umbilical hernia.
  • In addition to the familiar inguinal, femoral and umbilical hernias, a number of unusual hernias can occur.
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