Spontaneous rupture of an infantile umbilical hernia with intestinal evisceration


ULUKAYA DURAKBAŞA Ç.

PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL, vol.22, no.6, pp.567-569, 2006 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 22 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00383-006-1661-4
  • Journal Name: PEDIATRIC SURGERY INTERNATIONAL
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.567-569
  • Keywords: umbilical hernia, evisceration, spontaneous rupture, complication, review

Abstract

Infantile umbilical hernia is a clinically benign condition that resolves spontaneously in majority of cases without surgical treatment. Complications like rupture are exceptionally rare. This report presents a previously healthy 8-month old infant who had spontaneous umbilical hernia rupture with evisceration and identifies the clinical features associated with this complication by including a review of previously reported cases.