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Mayo operation

Pronunciation: ma'o

Definition: an operation for the radical cure of umbilical hernia; the neck of the sac is exposed by two elliptic incisions, the gut is returned to the abdomen, the sac and adherent omentum are cut away, and the fascial edges of the opening are overlapped with mattress sutures.

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