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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - Rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes.

Usage examples (37)
  • After birth, the exposed organs are returned to the abdominal cavity and the herniation is closed via surgery.
  • Reversal of hindbrain herniation after maternal-fetal surgery for myelomeningocele subsequently impacts on brain stem function.
  • The autopsy did not give any evidence of herniation.
  • Fetal ultrasound showing giant omphalocele with liver herniation. for more
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