Rupture of Umbilical Hernia with Evisceration in a Newborn - A Case Report

Dinesh H Kittur, Kailas P Bhandarkar, Santosh V Patil, Sudhakar S Jadhav

Abstract


Most umbilical hernias in infants do not need surgery and the ring will eventually close. Occasionally few complications can arise and incarceration is most common. Spontaneous rupture of the hernia and eventual evisceration is a rarely seen complication. A 3-week-old neonate having umbilical hernia presented with rupture of the sac with evisceration of bowel within a few days of first visit. No underlying cause like umbilical sepsis was found. The baby had emergency repair of the hernia with an uneventful recovery.


Keywords


Umbilical hernia; Incarceration; Evisceration; Umbilical defect

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21699/jns.v6i3.565

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