rupture

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rupture,

in medicine: see herniahernia,
protrusion of an internal organ or part of an organ through the wall of a body cavity. The hernia is enclosed by a sac formed by the lining of the cavity. It results from a weakness or rupture in the wall, usually where there is already a natural weakness.
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rupture

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rupture

Pathol
a. the breaking or tearing of a bodily structure or part
b. another word for hernia
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Myocardial rupture can be demonstrated by discontinuity of the myocardial wall, visualized communication of the ventricle or atrium with the pericardium, acute pericardial effusion, and active extravasation of contrast into the pericardium.
6% of all AMI patients and they may represent another important risk factor for myocardial rupture in AMI patients.