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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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In patients with symptoms suggestive of implant rupture and an implant age of less than 10 years, only 31% were ruptured.
Surgical exploration and intervention also allow ligation of the ruptured vessel and can reveal concomitant injuries or prevent further hematoma formation.
RUPTURED PIP breast implants should not cause any long-term health problems, experts have said.
Those patients with ruptured implants will have to have them removed; those with no evidence of rupture will need to be monitored on a regular basis.
A GROUP of private companies yesterday offered women with ruptured PIP implants free replacements.
Ruptured ovarian artery aneurysms are extremely rare, occurring during the peripartum or early postpartum periods.
One is to look at the natural history of ruptured aneurysms in which a group of patients is followed over time.
Subsequent brain computed tomography demonstrated a 3x2 cm haematoma in the right caudate head that had ruptured into the lateral ventricle, with resultant obstructive hydrocephalus (Figure 1).
According to a study published in the Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, out of 182 cases of ruptured aortic aneurysm that were examined retrospectively, the days on which these patients presented had a significantly lower average atmospheric pressure than days on which no rupture occurred.
Water from the ruptured pipeline opened a 40-foot-wide, 8-foot-deep hole in the middle of Cantara that had to be drained before repairs to the main could begin.
University have revisited San Francisco's "Big One" and paint a new picture of a fault that ruptured faster, farther, and further than previously supposed.