Umbilical Hernia in Babies and Children

  • R. Miller
  • A. Khakar
  • S. Clarke


Umbilical hernia is a protrusion of intra-abdominal contents through the umbilical ring, within a peritoneal sac. They are one of the most common conditions managed by paediatric surgeons. Complications are rare, but incarceration has been reported. The mainstay surgical management is for open surgery and carries a low complication rate. The surgical method described in this chapter is effective and easily replicated. It is appropriate to manage asymptomatic patients expectantly until around the age of 4, after which surgery should be offered.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Chelsea and Westminster HospitalLondonUK
  2. 2.University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation TrustSouthamptonUK
  3. 3.Department of Pediatric SurgeryChelsea and Westminster HospitalLondonUK

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