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What does it mean when adult has umbilical hernia and doc found pieces of bowel?

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Dr. Herman Hammerstead
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Trauma Surgery 52 years experience
Not unusual: A hernia is a defect in the abdominal wall (weakness) in which there is intestines of omentum under the skin When one repairs this hernia you incise the skin, push the intestines back into the abdominal cavity and either close the fascia or place a piece of mesh to hold them in.
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