MBchB study guide

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ABDOMINAL WALL DEFETCTSCONGENITAL UMBILICAL HERNIADefinition-Fascial defect at the umbilicus is frequently present in the newborn, particularly in premature infants. Pathology-The defect may have invagination of the intestines or omentum with an overlying skin covering-Its size may actually increase with increase in intra-abdominal pressure.-Protrusion of bowel through the umbilical defect rarely results in incarceration in childhood-most dangerous defects are less than 2cm.Etiology-UnknownIncidence-Incidence thus decreases with age as the natural tendency is to close spontaneously

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