"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.
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.
- Hernia, Umbilical
- Umbilical Hernia
- Hernias, Umbilical
- Umbilical Hernias
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Hernia, Umbilical".
- Diseases [C]
- Congenital, Hereditary, and Neonatal Diseases and Abnormalities [C16]
- Infant, Newborn, Diseases [C16.614]
- Hernia, Umbilical [C16.614.378]
- Pathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms [C23]
- Pathological Conditions, Anatomical [C23.300]
- Hernia [C23.300.707]
- Hernia, Abdominal [C23.300.707.374]
- Hernia, Ventral [C23.300.707.374.937]
- Hernia, Umbilical [C23.300.707.374.937.500]
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Hernia, Umbilical".
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