Incarcerated umbilical hernia

Case contributed by Dr Sakher Alkhaderi


Abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting of one day duration.

Patient Data

Age: 30 years
Gender: Female

There is evidence of multiple air fluid levels in the central and left side of the upper abdomen .   


There is evidence of umbilical hernia which contains loop of small intestine that appear thickened and trapped in the hernia and leads to bowel obstruction manifested by moderate dilatation of the small bowel proximally, small amount of fluid is noted in the perihepatic space.     

Case Discussion

Intestinal loops that are trapped inside a hernia and can no longer be pushed back into the abdominal cavity is called incarceration.This can lead to intestinal obstruction and strangulation, emergency surgery is typically required to treat these cases.

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Case information

rID: 41675
Published: 16th Dec 2015
Last edited: 14th Aug 2019
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