Inguinal hernias and umbilical anomalies remain the most common congenital anomalies. The loss of testis, ovary, or a portion of bowel from an irreducible hernia and the infectious complications of umbilical anomalies continue to be a threat to infants and young children. This article reviews the embryology, clinical features, and treatments of these anomalies and discusses some of the unusual and special considerations of these children.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health