Colonic incarceration in an adult umbilical hernia: case report and review of literature

Ketan Vagholkar, Nitu Joy, Shantanu Chandrashekhar, Pooja Rao, Dhairya Chitalia, Anmol Sahoo


Umbilical hernia is one of the commonest ventral hernias constituting ten percent of all hernias. It affects obese individuals and has a high recurrence rate if repaired by suture techniques. Incarceration of the colon in an umbilical hernia is quite rare. A case of colonic incarceration in an umbilical hernia is presented to highlight the diagnostic and technical challenges in managing such a hernia. Contrast enhanced computerized tomography is essential to ascertain the contents. Open surgery is the main stay of treatment especially in such rare cases. A combined tissue and mesh repair provides excellent results.


Umbilical hernia, Adult, Treatment, Complications

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