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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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Health service variables, such as primary insurance, the number of pediatric beds, and the MAC quarter, were not significantly associated with ruptured appendix.
Plastic surgeons usually recommend explantation if the implant has ruptured, even if the silicone is still enclosed within the scar tissue capsule, because the device is no longer working as intended.
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Examination was performed and a provisional diagnosis of a ruptured quadriceps was made but the extent of the rupture was not yet established.
By contrast, three patients with ruptured uteri had lower LUS, indicating that the defective scars were too weak to sustain uterine contraction while induction.
Sudden onset of abdominal pain, hypovolumic shock and decreased hemoglobin level may give clue to intra-abdominal bleeding, either due ruptured uterus or ruptured varicose uterine veins.
Following the core suture repair, a 2-0 Vicryl suture on a non-cutting needle was run to further oppose the irregular edges of the ruptured tendon.
Surgery is typically required to treat these relatively rare patients to evacuate the blood clots and repair the ruptured bladder via cystoscopy or laparotomy; this surgery exposes patients to the risks of surgery and general anesthesia.
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.
NEW ORLEANS -- The difference between ruptured and unruptured intracranial aneurysms may not be their size, but aneurysm aspect ratio, morphology, and location, a new study suggests.
The earthquake had ruptured a 120-km by 80-km patch of the Main Himalayan Thrust (MHT), the detachment that separates the underthrusting Indian plate from the overriding Himalayan orogeny.