Open Umbilical Hernia Repair

  • Rebecca Gunter
  • Jacob A. GreenbergEmail author


Umbilical hernias are common primary ventral hernias and many become symptomatic over time. In the following chapter, we will review the open repair of umbilical hernias with and without mesh reinforcement.


Umbilical Hernia Ventral Hernia Mesh Open Umbilical Henria Repair Mesh Herniorraphy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of General SurgeryUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and ClinicsMadisonUSA
  2. 2.Department of SurgeryUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and ClinicsMadisonUSA

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