When is abdominal umbilical hernia repair indicated?

Updated: Jul 01, 2021
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, MSc, DSc, AGAF  more...
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In adults, umbilical hernia repair is indicated for incarceration, a small neck in relation to the size of the hernia, ascites, chromatic skin change, or rupture. In children, the approach to managing an umbilical hernia is related to the natural history of umbilical hernias and their importance in adulthood.

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