How common are incarcerated 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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Incarceration of umbilical hernias is rare in the pediatric population. Over a 15-year period, only seven children with an incarcerated umbilical hernia were reported at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. In comparison, 101 cases of umbilical hernia incarceration occurred in adults at that institution during the same 15-year period. Omentum is the most frequently incarcerated organ.


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