Journal Review in Hernia Surgery: Umbilical Hernias in Complex Patient Populations

Umbilical hernias a common diagnoses that general surgeons must manage. Though these hernias are considered relatively simple problems to resolve, certain populations of patients are prone to higher rates of complications. As abdominal wall surgery has advanced, so to have the options that exist in management of primary umbilical hernias. The session will review common clinical circumstances and high-risk patient presentations. We will generally review the approaches to repair and the thought processing and data driving decision making.  
·       Dr. Vahagn Nikolian is an Assistant Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University, focused on abdominal wall reconstruction and hernia repair. 
·       Dr. Sean Orenstein is an Associate Professor of Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University, focused on abdominal wall reconstruction and hernia repair.
·       Dr. Shahrose Rahman is a resident in General Surgery at Oregon Health & Science University. 

Seminal Papers in Umbilical Hernia Management
Guidelines for treatment of umbilical and epigastric hernias (Henriksen et al. Br J Surg. 2020.): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31916607/

Hernia-Neck Ratio: Predicting Factors for Complications of Umbilical Hernias (Fueter et al. WJS. 2016.): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/27194561/

Safety and effectiveness of umbilical hernia repair in patients with cirrhosis (Hew et al. Hernia. 2018.):https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/29589135/

Fix it while you can...Mortality after umbilical hernia repair in cirrhotic patients (Hill et al. Amer Journal of Surgery. 2020.): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32988606/

Postoperative complications with retromuscular mesh placement in emergency incisional hernia repair (Juul et al. Scand J Surg. 2021.): https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33092472/

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