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

Granese, Jacqueline; Valaulikar, Ganpat; Khan, Minhaj; Hardy III, Howard
August 2002
American Surgeon;Aug2002, Vol. 68 Issue 8, p733
Academic Journal
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.


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