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Related to rupture: hernia, Uterine rupture

rupture

 [rup´chur]
1. tearing or disruption of tissue.
2. to forcibly disrupt tissue.
3. hernia.

rup·ture

(rŭp'chŭr),
1. Synonym(s): hernia
2. A solution of continuity or a tear; a break of any organ or another of the soft parts.
3. When used in reference to hollow organs or trauma, term describes the acute explosive disruption of the inner portion of the organ by pressure from within or without, often allowing extravasation of its contents exteriorly.
[L. ruptura, a fracture (of limb or vein), fr. rumpo, pp. ruptus, to break]

rupture

(rŭp′chər)
n.
1. The process of breaking open or bursting.
2. A hernia, especially of the groin or intestines.
3. A tear in an organ or a tissue.
v.
To break open; burst.

rupture

Medtalk A tearing or disruption of a membrane or flattened tissue that was subjected to pressure. See FASIAR rupture, Partial rupture, Premature rupture of membranes, Traumatic disk rupture.

rup·ture

(rŭp'shŭr)
1. Synonym(s): hernia.
2. A solution of continuity or a tear; a break of any organ or other of the soft parts.
[L. ruptura, a fracture (of limb or vein), fr. rumpo, pp. ruptus, to break]

rupture

A popular term for an abdominal HERNIA.

Rupture

A breaking apart of an organ or tissue.
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rup·ture

(rŭp'shŭr)
1. Synonym(s): hernia.
2. A solution of continuity or a tear; a break of any organ or other of the soft parts.
[L. ruptura, a fracture (of limb or vein), fr. rumpo, pp. ruptus, to break]
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Following these observations, the impetus now is to image the entire 2,500-km Himalayan front to determine the morphology of the MHT and the likely controls on the maximum magnitude of rupture that can be accommodated in different parts of this convergence zone.
As previously reported the intimal tear of the descending aorta at the level of the mid-thoracic spine bled into the posterior mediastinum and crossed the midline to rupture into the right pleural space.
Depending on where the rupture occurred, a perineal urethrostomy, with removal of the distal urethra and the penis, may be required.
Spontaneous urinary collecting system rupture should be considered in emergency rooms in the differential diagnosis of renal colic or acute abdomen.
More than 90% of patients with cerebral aneurysm can be treated by interventional embolization and suggest favorable response.14 The clinical prognosis of patients with intracranial aneurysm rupture who undergo intravascular interventional treatment was significantly superior to that of patients who undergo microsurgical craniotomy clipping.15 But the treatment opportunity of interventional embolization is controversial.
The special volume marks the 300th anniversary of the last rupture of the Alpine Fault in 1717.
The presence of HCC rupture, in this case, suggested that treatment with sorafenib might be associated with HCC rupture.
It ruptures into right ventricle or right atrium most of the times.
Karahalios says his team uses a minimally invasive procedure called endovascular coiling to block blood from flowing into the aneurysm, therefore stopping its growth and eliminating the risk of rupture. In some cases, neurosurgeons will perform an open operation for microsurgical clipping, in which a metal clip is used to block the blood supply to the aneurysm from the outside of the vessel.
The aim of this paper is to point to the importance of regular annual follow-ups to avoid fatal complications, as well options for the operative treatment of AAA rupture after EVAR that significantly shortens the duration of the operation and provides a more stable upper anastomosis.
Despite global effort to improve obstetric care, uterine rupture is still causing maternal deaths in developing countries particularly in sub-Saharan Africa where there is inadequate medical care or limited access due to various reasons [1,8].
High blood pressure in the arteries of the uterus or ovaries during muscle activity and strain during pregnancy is an additional risk factor for rupture of the artery (12,13).