What is it?
Some babies are born with a swelling in the belly button (umbilicus). This condition is more common in the afro-caribbean people and in the premature babies.
Surprisingly, rare. Most umbilical hernias get better in the first 18 months. Surgery may be considered in older children, partly the timing depends on the size of the defect.
Mr Devesh Misra
An experienced, expert paediatric surgeon in London, UK. He has special interest in Newborn Babies (neonatal) & Children Surgery, GI surgery & Paediatric Urology.
Treatments for urology conditions, circumcision, tight foreskin, balanitis, undescended testes, hypospadia, constipation etc.