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Umbilical hernia. Diagnostics. Treatment.


Umbilical hernia. Diagnostics. Treatment.

Umbilical hernia. Diagnostics. Treatment.

An umbilical hernia is a type of abdominal hernia characterized by the protrusion of internal organs through the umbilical ring. The manifestations of an umbilical hernia are a spherical bulge in the umbilical region that occurs when coughing or crying, abdominal pain, nausea. An umbilical hernia is diagnosed by a surgeon.

Umbilical hernia symptoms

Embryonic umbilical hernias are usually found in severe combined defects that are incompatible with life. With this type of defect, the underdevelopment of the anterior abdominal wall is actually observed, through which the hernial sac, containing the internal organs (intestines, liver), emerges. In embryonic umbilical hernias, there is often a splitting of the sternum, underdevelopment of the pubic articulation, diaphragm defects, ectopia of the heart, ectopia of the bladder.

Diagnostics of the umbilical hernia

An examination for an umbilical hernia is done by a pediatrician or surgeon. When examining the patient, attention is drawn to the presence of a spherical protrusion in the umbilical region. Sometimes in the area of ​​the hernia, through the thinned skin, the contours of the intestinal loops and peristalsis are noticeable. Palpation of the umbilical ring reveals a defect in the abdominal wall, a hernial sac, which, as a rule, includes a bowel loop and a greater omentum. When the child cries, the tension of the abdomen, the hernial protrusion increases.

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