Definitions for umbilical hernia
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umbilical hernia, omphalocele(noun)
protrusion of the intestine and omentum through a hernia in the abdominal wall near the navel; usually self correcting after birth
A hernia at the site of the umbilicus.
Congenital umbilical hernia is a congenital malformation of the umbilicus. Among adults, it is three times more common in women than in men; among children, the ratio is roughly equal. It is also found to be more common in children of African descent. An acquired umbilical hernia directly results from increased intra-abdominal pressure caused by obesity, heavy lifting, a long history of coughing, or multiple pregnancies.
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