What is the clinical presentation of abdominal umbilical hernias?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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An umbilical hernia presents as a central, midabdominal bulge. Altered sensorium and obesity enhance the danger of incarceration. Hypertrophic, hyperpigmented, papyraceous skin testifies to high pressure being placed on the skin. The size of the fascial defect and whether it is circular provide management clues.


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