Umbilical hernia rupture with evisceration of omentum from massive ascites: a case report.
AffiliationMinimally Invasive Surgical Unit, Division of Colorectal Surgery, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland. email@example.com.
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CitationUmbilical hernia rupture with evisceration of omentum from massive ascites: a case report. 2011, 5:170 J Med Case Rep
PublisherJournal of medical case reports
JournalJournal of medical case reports
AbstractThe incidence of hernias is increased in patients with alcoholic liver disease with ascites. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an acute rise in intra-abdominal pressure from straining for stool as the cause of a ruptured umbilical hernia.