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Umbilical hernia. Close-up of the abdomen of an overweight 60-year-old male patient with a hernia in his navel (umbilicus). A hernia occurs when an organ, such as a loop of the intestine, protrudes from a weak area in the abdominal wall. An umbilical hernia occurs when weakened muscles of the abdominal wall allow the intestines to protrude into the navel.
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