How can you tell the difference between an umbilical and Paraumbilical hernia?
A direct or true umbilical hernia consists of a symmetric protrusion through the umbilical ring and is seen in neonates or infants. Indirect umbilical (paraumbilical) hernias protrude above or below the umbilicus and are the most common type of umbilical hernia in adults.
How serious is a Paraumbilical hernia?
If abdominal contents get incarcerated (or stuck) in the hole this can cause pain. If the abdominal contents become strangulated by losing their blood supply from pinching or twisting those tissue will die. If it is omental fat this will cause pain and could potentially lead to an infection.
Where is a Paraumbilical hernia?
Paraumbilical hernias occur near the umbilicus when abdominal contents protrude through a defect in the linea alba and can be quite large. They are usually related to rectus abdominis muscle divarication.
What is the best surgery for umbilical hernia?
Laparoscopic umbilical hernia repair is a safe and effective technique, even in the presence of multiple previous abdominal surgeries, with two thirds of patients requiring less than 24 hours of hospitalization. It also allows for identification of previously undiagnosed second hernia defects.
Can you feel an umbilical hernia?
Hernias are usually diagnosed during a physical examination by a health care provider. The provider will look and feel for a bulge or swelling in the belly button area. The swelling may be more noticeable when a baby cries and may get smaller or go away when a baby relaxes or rests on its back.
How is a Paraumbilical hernia treated?
A paraumbilical and umbilical hernia repair is usually keyhole surgery to repair a hernia that has appeared at or around your belly button. Hernia repair surgery will reduce hernia symptoms such as discomfort or a bulge and also reduce your risk of hernia complications such as bowel obstruction or strangulation.
How do you get a Paraumbilical hernia?
What causes a Paraumbilical Hernia? It occurs when the contents of your abdomen push through the naturally weak part of your abdomen wall at or immediately adjacent to your umbilicus (belly button). The contents of your abdomen bulge through and create a lump, called a hernia.
How do you fix an umbilical hernia after giving birth?
Most postpartum hernias can be repaired laparoscopically (with a keyhole surgery). This means that your surgeon will only make a small incision over the hernia site. Next, a tiny surgical mesh is slipped through the keyhole to “patch” up and strengthen the hole or weakened area in the stomach wall.
What is the recovery time for umbilical hernia surgery?
The surgery is done under general anesthesia, and patients typically remain in the hospital for several hours to several days afterward. Patients recover at home; it can take several weeks to fully recover from umbilical hernia surgery, depending on your general health and condition.
What causes umbilical hernia?
An umbilical hernia in adults usually occurs when too much pressure is put on a weak section of the abdominal muscles. Potential causes include: being overweight. frequent pregnancies. multiple gestation pregnancies (having twins, triplets, etc.) excess fluid in the abdominal cavity.
What are the symptoms of supraumbilical hernia?
Symptoms of a strangulated umbilical hernia include: fever. constipation. severe abdominal pain and tenderness. nausea and vomiting. a bulging lump in the abdomen.
What are the complications of umbilical hernia?
Complications of an umbilical hernia are rare. Complications often occur when the hernia becomes incarcerated, i.e., the bulging abdominal tissue becomes trapped and cannot be pushed back into the abdominal cavity resulting in diminished blood supply to the trapped region, umbilical pain, and tissue damage.