Incarcerated Umbilical Hernia In An Infant With Unusual Contents: A Case Report

Huma Sardar

  • Huma Sardar Department of Paediatric Surgery National Institute of Child Health Jinnah Sindh Medical University, Karachi



Umbilical hernia is a common anomaly found in infancy and most of these undergo spontaneous resolution by five years of age. However, few may develop complications during the period of observation. This report describes a 4-month old male infant who presented with two day history of irreducible umbilical swelling with abdominal distension and bilious vomiting. The infant was operated and incarcerated cecum and appendix with impending perforation were found. Appendectomy was performed and ileostomy was added as a safety measure. The infant recovered well.

Key words 

Umbilical hernia, Strangulation, Incarceration, Infant, Ileostomy.

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