• Vol. 39 No. 11, 872–873
  • 15 November 2010

Peritoneo-Cutaneous Fistula Secondary to Skin Excoriation from a Large Chronic Incisional Hernia

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Incisional hernias are common complications following abdominal surgery with an incidence of 2% to 20% after midline laparotomy. Umbilical fluid discharge is, however, an unusual presenting complaint and may arise from structural abnormalities persisting from birth such as a patent urachus or secondary to instrumentation.

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