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Umbilical and Epigastric hernias

Dr Shandip Kumar Sinha - Paediatric surgeon,Paediatric urologist and Paediatric laparoscopic surgeon

  • What is this disease?
    • Umbilical hernias form when the opening for the umbilical cord does not closely properly so allow the
    • Intestine to bulge out to form a lump.
    • Epigastric hernias form when tissues joining the muscles in the upper part of the abdomen have not formed properly and allow fatty tissue to bulge out to form a lump.
  • How it is diagnosed?
    • The diagnosis is done by clinical examination only.
  • How it is treated?
    • Surgery is the only modality available to treat this condition. 
  • When it should be operated?
    • The surgery for Umbilical hernia should be done after two years of age, as there are chances of spontaneous resolution.
  • Are there other alternative methods of treatment?
    • Medical management is not successful in this condition
  • What all I need to know before my child surgery?
    • Read “All you need to know before your child’s surgery” information booklet in website
  • How is the surgery done?
    • In surgery, a small cut in made in naval or epigastric area and the defect is repaired 
  • Remarks
    • For more details of surgery, contact your surgeon
  • Related Photographs and videos
    • Few photographs of steps done by me and video link is given here for learning purposes