Umbilical hernia

Case contributed by Dr Maulik S Patel


History of recurrent umbilical swelling. Complaining of local pain for the last one day.

Patient Data

Age: 50 years
Gender: Female

There is an umbilical hernia containing a small bowel loop and peritoneal anechoic fluid. The defect size is about 31 x 31 mm. The pulse wave Doppler of the herniated bowel loop shows a high resistance flow with the preserved diastolic flow. There are dilated proximal bowel loops with the presence of mild ascites.

Local probe compression resulted in the hernia reduction. There is reduced flow resistance in the affected bowel loop after the hernia reduction.

Case Discussion

The case shows the effect of the hernia on the herniated bowel loop blood flow.

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Case information

rID: 90486
Published: 6th Jul 2021
Last edited: 6th Jul 2021
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