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Descriptor English:   Hernia, Umbilical 
Descriptor Spanish:   Hernia Umbilical 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Hérnia Umbilical 
Synonyms English:   Exomphalos
Hernias, Umbilical
Omphalocele
Omphaloceles
Umbilical Hernia
Umbilical Hernias  
Tree Number:   C16.614.378
C23.300.707.374.937.500
Definition English:   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. 
See Related English:   Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome
 
History Note English:   80; was UMBILICAL HERNIA 1963-79 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications DI diagnosis
DG diagnostic imaging DH diet therapy
DT drug therapy EC economics
EM embryology EN enzymology
EP epidemiology EH ethnology
ET etiology GE genetics
HI history IM immunology
ME metabolism MI microbiology
MO mortality NU nursing
PS parasitology PA pathology
PP physiopathology PC prevention & control
PX psychology RT radiotherapy
RH rehabilitation SU surgery
TH therapy UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   6713 
Unique Identifier:   D006554 

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