Definitions for umbilical hernia

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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


  1. umbilical hernia(Noun)

    A hernia at the site of the umbilicus.


  1. Umbilical hernia

    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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