Incarceration of umbilical hernia: A rare complication of large volume paracentesis

Iman Khodarahmi Qahnavieh, Muhammad Usman Shahid, Sohail Contractor

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Abstract

We present two cases of umbilical hernia incarceration following large volume paracentesis (LVP) in patients with cirrhotic ascites. Both patients became symptomatic within 48 hours after the LVP. Although being rare, given the significantly higher mortality rate of cirrhotic patients undergoing emergent herniorrhaphy, this complication of LVP is potentially serious. Therefore, it is recommended that patients be examined closely for the presence of umbilical hernias before removal of ascitic fluid and an attempt should be made for external reduction of easily reducible hernias, if a hernia is present.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-25
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Radiology Case Reports
Volume9
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - Sep 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

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Paracentesis
Umbilical Hernia
Hernia
Ascitic Fluid
Herniorrhaphy
Ascites
Mortality

Keywords

  • Cirrhosis
  • Hernia
  • Incarceration
  • Large volume paracentesis
  • Umbilical

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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Incarceration of umbilical hernia : A rare complication of large volume paracentesis. / Khodarahmi Qahnavieh, Iman; Shahid, Muhammad Usman; Contractor, Sohail.

In: Journal of Radiology Case Reports, Vol. 9, No. 9, 01.09.2015, p. 20-25.

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Khodarahmi Qahnavieh, Iman ; Shahid, Muhammad Usman ; Contractor, Sohail. / Incarceration of umbilical hernia : A rare complication of large volume paracentesis. In: Journal of Radiology Case Reports. 2015 ; Vol. 9, No. 9. pp. 20-25.
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