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Hernia, Umbilical

"Hernia, Umbilical" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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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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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Hernia, Umbilical" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "Hernia, Umbilical" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 7 publications over 6 distinct years, with a maximum of 2 publications in 2019
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