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Hernia, Umbilical MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hernia, Umbilical
Tree Number(s)
C16.614.378
C23.300.707.374.937.500
Unique ID
D006554
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D006554
Scope Note
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.
Entry Term(s)
Exomphalos
Omphalocele
Umbilical Hernia
NLM Classification #
WI 955
See Also
Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome
Public MeSH Note
80; was UMBILICAL HERNIA 1963-79
Online Note
use HERNIA, UMBILICAL to search UMBILICAL HERNIA 1966-79
History Note
80; was UMBILICAL HERNIA 1963-79
Date Established
1980/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2015/06/22
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