sutured elective repair in small umbilical and epigastric hernias
The patients of age more than 18 years and of either gender with a clinical and ultrasonographic diagnosis of having incisional, umbilical/paraumbilical or epigastric hernia
were include in the study.
There are two that commonly can get very large - those in the groin and testicle area, called inguinal hernia, and those that are just below the breastbone, called epigastric hernia
There are five main types of external intestinal hernia: an inguinal hernia in the groin, a femoral hernia at the top of the thigh, an epigastric hernia
between the upper abdominal muscles, an umbilical hernia which forms at the navel and an incisional hernia that forms where the abdominal wall has been cut during surgery.
The paediatric day surgery service offered at Sidra include general surgical procedures such as inguinal hernia repairs, orchidopexy - a surgery used to bring the testes down, umbilical and epigastric hernia
repairs, soft tissue biopsies and hydrocelectomy - surgery for removing fluid in the scrotum.
Among ventral hernias, Incisional hernia were the commonest 43% followed by Para umbilical (31%), Umblical hernia (19%) and Epigastric hernia
Similarly the smokers and the patients with the his- tory of fungal skin infection, history of any drug toxi- city or drug allergy, chronic renal failure and history of pancreatitis were also excluded from the study similarly non-elective surgeries and patients of Para umbilical hernia, Epigastric hernia
and Incisional hernia were also excluded from the study (Table 1).
Twenty five patients were having paraumblical hernia, 18 patients with epigastric hernia
and 7 patients with umbilical heria.