A novel technique to treat ruptured umbilical hernias in patients with liver cirrhosis and severe ascites

Marc L. Melcher, Robert L. Lobato, Sherry M. Wren

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Abstract

The full-thickness skin erosion (rupture) of an umbilical hernia in a patient with end-stage liver disease can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Here, we present a case report of the use of a novel technique to treat a patient with this condition. The use of a fibrin-based tissue adhesive provides a means of managing such patients medically.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)331-332
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Laparoendoscopic and Advanced Surgical Techniques - Part A
Volume13
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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