Definitions for "Umbilical hernia"
a condition present at birth in which a part of the baby's intestines bulge through a weak area of the abdominal wall, creating a swelling around the navel
A protrusion of part of the intestine through a defect in the abdominal wall around the belly button, usually manifested as a small bulge. Usually not serious and requiring no medical treatment.
A usually self-correcting hernia of the intestines in which protrusion occurs through the abdominal wall in the region of the navel.
a loop of bowel that has not been restracted into the abdomen during the later starges of in utero growth
This is common in infants. It occurs when a portion of the abdomen protrudes through the umbilical ring. Usually no treatment is required, as this will correct itself within two years. Those that persist are successfully treated with surgery. In extremely rare cases, bowel or other tissue may protrude and become strangulated; this requires immediate surgery.