Umbilical Hernia

Vibhor Borkar, Dr Kirti Naranje
Vibhor Borkar,

MBBS, MD (Pediatrics), PDCC, DM (Paediatric Gastroenterology)
Consultant Paediatric Gastroenterologist and Hepatologist,
Global Hospital, Parel, Mumbai, India

Dr Kirti Naranje
MBBS, MD (Pediatrics) Assistant Professor,Department of Neonatology,

Sanajy Gandhi Post graduate Institute of Medical Sciences,

Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

First Created: 01/17/2001  Last Updated: 01/17/2001

Parents Eduction for Umbilical Hernia

  • Most of the umbilical hernia closes by 4-5 years of age. So it is advisable, not to intervene before that if the hernia is asymptomatic.
  • Use of pressure dressing is unlikely to help in the early closure of the umbilical hernia.
  • Use of pressure dressing may cause irritation of the skin around the umbilicus.
  • If your child complains about pain at the site of the umbilicus or any symptoms like abdominal distension or vomiting, immediately report to the pediatric surgeon.
  • Surgery is the only option when the hernia does not regress on its own.
  • Umbilical hernia repair is a safe surgery.
  • If the umbilical hernia does not regress by 4 years of age, please get it repaired before the child goes to school.


1. Weber TR. Umbilical and other abdominal wall hernias. Ashcrafts’ pediatric surgeries, 5th Ed., Philadelphia, Saunders, 2010 Editors-Holcomb G, Murphy J., 636-66.
2. Berseth CL, Poenaru D. Abdominal wall problems 1113- 1122. In Avery’s diseases of the nerborn. 8th edition Editors Taeusch HW, Ballard RA, Gleason CA. Saunders Elseviers, Philadelphia.
3. Chirdan LB, Uba AF, Kidmas AT. Incarcerated umbilical hernia in children. Journal of Pediatric Surgery 2006; 116: 45-48.
4. Komlatsè AN, Anani MA, Azanledji BM, Komlan A, Komla G, Hubert T. Umbilicoplasty in children with huge umbilical hernia. Afr J Paediatr Surg. 2014 Jul-Sep;11(3):256-60. doi: 10.4103/0189-6725.137337.
5. Zendejas B, Kuchena A, Onkendi EO, Lohse CM, Moir CR, Ishitani MB, Potter DD, Farley DR, Zarroug AE. Fifty-three-year experience with pediatric umbilical hernia repairs. J Pediatr Surg. 2011 Nov; 46(11): 2151-6.


Umbilical Hernia Umbilical Hernia Umbilical Hernia 05/11/2016
Disclaimer: The information given by www.pediatriconcall.com is provided by medical and paramedical & Health providers voluntarily for display & is meant only for informational purpose. The site does not guarantee the accuracy or authenticity of the information. Use of any information is solely at the user's own risk. The appearance of advertisement or product information in the various section in the website does not constitute an endorsement or approval by Pediatric Oncall of the quality or value of the said product or of claims made by its manufacturer.
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0