How common are abdominal umbilical hernias?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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Umbilical hernias occur in approximately one of every six children. [2, 5] They usually develop in infants and reach their maximal size by the first month of life. Most hernias of this type close spontaneously by the first year of life; the incidence in children older than 1 year is only 2-10%. [20]

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