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Umbilical hernia. Close-up of the abdomen of a 51 year old man with a hernia in his navel (umbilicus). An umbilical hernia occurs when the muscles of the abdominal wall become weakened, allowing the intestines to protrude into the navel. Treatment is by surgery to re-position the intestines and repair the weakened abdominal wall.
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