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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We also need enough data to understand the silent rupture rate, and how silent ruptures progress to symptomatic ones," noted Dr.
said that information on Mentor's rupture rates was not adequate, since data on MRIs used to determine silent rupture rates had been collected only twice, which made it difficult to estimate long-term rupture rates.
While the silicone gel implant has a certain appeal, many women like Teri are uncomfortable with the possibility of a silent rupture, undetectable except with an MRI scan.