TITLE

Ruptured Umbilical Hernia in a Case of Alcoholic Cirrhosis with Massive Ascites

AUTHOR(S)
Granese, Jacqueline; Valaulikar, Ganpat; Khan, Minhaj; Hardy III, Howard
PUB. DATE
August 2002
SOURCE
American Surgeon;Aug2002, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p733
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Umbilical hernias are common in patients with cirrhosis of the liver and ascites. However, spontaneous rupture of the hernia is not frequently seen. This is a serious complication and carries a high mortality. A search of the literature shows that patients have been managed both operatively and nonoperatively for this condition. We present a case of spontaneous rupture of an umbilical hernia in a patient with cirrhosis and ascites which was managed successfully with hernia repair.
ACCESSION #
7743307

 

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