Incisional hernia during pregnancy with whole of gravid uterus as the content of the hernia sac is a rare occurrence. When such hernia is associated with skin defect over the sac, the management gets complicated. Very few such cases are reported in the literature. There is no consensus on the management of these cases in the available literature. Here, we are reporting two such cases managed in different ways and reviewed the literature.
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