Spontaneous Bowel Evisceration in a Patient with Alcoholic Cirrhosis and an Umbilical Hernia

Esther K. Choo, Stephen McElroy

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Abstract

We present a case of spontaneous intestinal evisceration through an umbilical hernia in a patient with alcoholic cirrhosis and long-standing ascites. Hernia rupture is an unusual and potentially life-threatening event in patients with tense ascites. Patients should be managed on an individual basis, balancing aggressive medical stabilization with the need for prompt surgical repair.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)41-43
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Emergency Medicine
Volume34
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • alcoholic cirrhosis
  • ascites
  • evisceration
  • hernia rupture
  • umbilical hernia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Emergency Medicine

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