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Umbilical hernias are one of the more frequently encountered pediatric surgical conditions. Their management is rarely emergent but they are a significant source of parental anxiety and are often attributed erroneously as the etiology of chronic abdominal complaints. As many as eighty percent of umbilical hernias identified at birth will spontaneously close however their repair remains one of the most commonly performed surgeries in children.
see also Umbilical Hernia Repair
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Last updated: March 19, 2018
Snyder, Charles L, and Sam Soffer. "Umbilical Hernia." Pediatric Surgery NaT, American Pediatric Surgical Association, 2018. APSA Webapp, www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829062/all/Umbilical_Hernia.
Snyder CL, Soffer S. Umbilical Hernia. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, eds. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829062/all/Umbilical_Hernia. Accessed December 14, 2019.
Snyder, C. L., & Soffer, S. (2018). Umbilical Hernia. In Waldhausen, J., Powell, D., & Hirschl, R. (Eds.), Pediatric Surgery NaT. Available from https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829062/all/Umbilical_Hernia
Snyder CL, Soffer S. Umbilical Hernia [Internet]. In: Waldhausen J, Powell D, Hirschl R, editors. Pediatric Surgery NaT. American Pediatric Surgical Association; 2018. [cited 2019 December 14]. Available from: https://www.pedsurglibrary.com/apsa/view/Pediatric-Surgery-NaT/829062/all/Umbilical_Hernia.
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