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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Hamid Qazi, MD, BSc [2]

Overview

Management for umbilical hernias include watchful waiting, educating the parents of the natural course of the condition as most hernias resolve in the first few years of life. If umbilical hernia is incarcerated, then it is treated with IV fluids, nasogastric tube, and emergent surgery.

Medical Therapy

    • Management for umbilical hernias include:
      • Watchful waiting
      • Educating the parents of the natural course of the condition including complications
      • Most hernias resolve in the first few years of life
    • If umbilical hernia is incarcerated then it is treated with the following:

References

  1. "Hernia, Umbilical - PubMed - NCBI".
  2. Blay, Eddie; Stulberg, Jonah J. (2017). "Umbilical Hernia". JAMA. 317 (21): 2248. doi:10.1001/jama.2017.3982. ISSN 0098-7484.
  3. "Hernia, Pediatric Umbilical - PubMed - NCBI".
  4. Kim, Lawrence T. (2017). "Complexity of the "Simple" Umbilical Hernia Repair". JAMA Surgery. 152 (5): 466. doi:10.1001/jamasurg.2016.5053. ISSN 2168-6254.
  5. Tunio NA (2017). "Hernioplasty: Tension free mesh repair versus Mayos repair for umbilical hernias". J Pak Med Assoc. 67 (1): 24–26. PMID 28065949.



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