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Umbilical Hernia
Siva P. Raman, MD; Amir A. Borhani, MD
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KEY FACTS

  • Terminology

    • Imaging

      • Top Differential Diagnoses

        • Pathology

          • Clinical Issues

            TERMINOLOGY

            • Definitions

              • Protrusion of abdominal contents (omental fat ± bowel) into or through anterior abdominal wall via umbilical ring
                • Congenital: Diagnosed in infancy
                • Acquired: Develops in later life

            IMAGING

            • General Features

              • CT Findings

                • Imaging Recommendations

                  • Fluoroscopic Findings

                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                      PATHOLOGY

                      • General Features

                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                          • Presentation

                            • Demographics

                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                • Treatment

                                  Selected References

                                  1. Konerman M et al: Image of the month: umbilical hernia with ascites and a collateral paraumbilical vein in decompensated cirrhosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 108(8):1237, 2013
                                  2. Aguirre DA et al: Abdominal wall hernias: imaging features, complications, and diagnostic pitfalls at multi-detector row CT. Radiographics. 25(6):1501-20, 2005
                                  3. Khati NJ et al: Imaging of the umbilicus and periumbilical region. Radiographics. 18(2):413-31, 1998
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                                  References
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                                  KEY FACTS

                                  • Terminology

                                    • Imaging

                                      • Top Differential Diagnoses

                                        • Pathology

                                          • Clinical Issues

                                            TERMINOLOGY

                                            • Definitions

                                              • Protrusion of abdominal contents (omental fat ± bowel) into or through anterior abdominal wall via umbilical ring
                                                • Congenital: Diagnosed in infancy
                                                • Acquired: Develops in later life

                                            IMAGING

                                            • General Features

                                              • CT Findings

                                                • Imaging Recommendations

                                                  • Fluoroscopic Findings

                                                    DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS

                                                      PATHOLOGY

                                                      • General Features

                                                        • Gross Pathologic & Surgical Features

                                                          CLINICAL ISSUES

                                                          • Presentation

                                                            • Demographics

                                                              • Natural History & Prognosis

                                                                • Treatment

                                                                  Selected References

                                                                  1. Konerman M et al: Image of the month: umbilical hernia with ascites and a collateral paraumbilical vein in decompensated cirrhosis. Am J Gastroenterol. 108(8):1237, 2013
                                                                  2. Aguirre DA et al: Abdominal wall hernias: imaging features, complications, and diagnostic pitfalls at multi-detector row CT. Radiographics. 25(6):1501-20, 2005
                                                                  3. Khati NJ et al: Imaging of the umbilicus and periumbilical region. Radiographics. 18(2):413-31, 1998