The Umbilicus

  • John M. Hutson
  • Spencer W. Beasley


After introducing the embryology, we describe the clinical diagnosis of the different presentations: weeping of mucus, faeces or urine. There is a description of how to assess exomphalos (omphalocele) and gastroschisis, and sections on umbilical and epigastric hernia.


Umbilical Hernia Sinus Opening Epigastric Hernia Umbilical Vessel Bladder Outflow Obstruction 
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Further Reading

  1. Puri P, Höllwarth (eds) (2009). Pediatric Surgery. Diagnosis and Management. Springer, Dordrecht.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • John M. Hutson
    • 1
  • Spencer W. Beasley
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of UrologyRoyal Children’s HospitalMelbourneAustralia
  2. 2.Paediatric Surgery Department OtagoUniversity Christchurch HospitalChristchurchNew Zealand

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