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Spontaneous rupture of umbilical hernia in pregnancy: a case report.
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PMID:  22043438     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
A 28 year old woman presented with a spontaneous rupture of an umbilical hernia in her seventh month of pregnancy. She had four previous unsupervised normal deliveries. There was no history of trauma or application of herbal medicine on the hernia. The hernia sac ruptured at the inferior surface where it was attached to the ulcerated and damaged overlying skin. There was a gangrenous eviscerated small bowel. The patient was resuscitated and the gangrenous small bowel was resected and end to end anastomosis done. The hernia sac was excised and the 12 cm defect repaired. Six weeks later, she had spontaneous vaginal delivery of a live baby. We advocate that large umbilical hernias should be routinely repaired when seen in women of child bearing age.
Adamu Ahmed; Garba Stephen; Yahaya Ukwenya
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Oman medical journal     Volume:  26     ISSN:  2070-5204     ISO Abbreviation:  Oman Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-01     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526350     Medline TA:  Oman Med J     Country:  Oman    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  285-7     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Surgery, Ahmadu Bello University Teaching Hospital, Zaria Nigeria.
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