herniation

Definitions of herniation
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n rupture in smooth muscle tissue through which a bodily structure protrudes

Synonyms:
hernia
Types:
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colpocele, vaginocele
hernia projecting into the vagina
diverticulum
a herniation through the muscular wall of a tubular organ (especially the colon)
eventration
protrusion of the intestine through the abdominal wall
exomphalos
an umbilical hernia at birth in which some abdominal organs push into the umbilical cord
diaphragmatic hernia, hiatal hernia, hiatus hernia
hernia resulting from the protrusion of part of the stomach through the diaphragm
inguinal hernia
hernia in which a loop of intestine enters the inguinal canal; the most common type of hernia in males
keratocele
hernia of the cornea
laparocele
hernia through the abdomen
omphalocele, umbilical hernia
protrusion of the intestine and omentum through a hernia in the abdominal wall near the navel; usually self correcting after birth
Meckel's diverticulum
a congenital diverticulum in the ileum resulting from incomplete closure of the yolk sac
colpocystocele, cystocele
hernia in which the urinary bladder protrudes through the wall of the vagina; sometimes occurs after childbirth
proctocele, rectocele
protrusion or herniation of the rectum into the vagina; can occur if pelvic muscles are weakened by childbirth
Type of:
rupture
state of being torn or burst open

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