28 October, 2008

Umbilical hernia in infant

Photo: umbilical hernia in infant.
Umbilical hernia is notice at neonatal period and gradually
bigger and bigger during infancy.

Don't worry !

Up to 1~ 1.5 year, it is naturally dissolved.

In the case of inguinal hernia, some baby need the operation.
some baby have tighten the neck of hernia and the intestine
can not go back to abdomen.

Any questions: write to Keiji Hagiwara, MD