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Key Features

  • More common in full-term, black infants than in white infants

Clinical Findings

  • Small bowel may incarcerate in small-diameter umbilical hernias

  • Most umbilical hernias regress spontaneously if the fascial defect has a diameter < 1 cm


  • Clinical


  • Hernias persisting after age 4 years should be treated surgically

  • Reducing the hernia and strapping the skin over the abdominal wall defect does not accelerate healing

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