Umbilical Hernia

  • Failure of closure of umbilical ring
  • Common in males, and premature infants
  • Acquired in adults with cirrhosis, obesity, ascites, malnutrition
  • Repairs:
        - Mayo "vest-over-pants"
        - Primary mass closure
  • Current trends in repair include mesh implantation into the properitoneal space to obtain a tension-free closure of the umbilical ring and remain extra-peritoneal. This is my personal choice for repair of umbilical hernias greater then 2 cm in diameter
New York University School of Medicine
Hernia Repair
Department of Surgery
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