Related Overviews


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Medicine and Health


Quick Reference

(umbilical hernia) n. a congenital defect in which the abdominal wall fails to close during fetal development and bowel, covered by peritoneum, herniates through the umbilical cord. Unlike gastroschisis, it is associated with other structural fetal abnormalities. It can be corrected by surgery.

Subjects: Medicine and Health.

Reference entries