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Introduction: Exomphalos

Description of Exomphalos

Exomphalos: an umbilical hernia at birth in which some abdominal organs push into the umbilical cord.
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Exomphalos: A HERNIA due to an imperfect closure or weakness of the umbilical ring. It appears as a skin-covered protrusion at the UMBILICUS during crying, coughing, or straining. The hernia generally consists of OMENTUM or SMALL INTESTINE. The vast majority of umbilical hernias are congenital but can be acquired due to severe abdominal distention.
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Broader terms for Exomphalos

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Hierarchical classifications of Exomphalos

The following list attempts to classify Exomphalos into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • hernia,herniation
  • rupture
  • harm,hurt,injury,trauma
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

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