Document Type : Research Article
Introduction: Umbilical hernias in adults are commonly acquired hernias. These are more common in women, and in conditions like pregnancy, ascites, obesity etc. More than 1 million hernia surgeries are done annually in India. Suture repair techniques have dominated ventral and incisional hernia repair over a century. The most popular of these techniques was the Mayo duplication. In larger hernias, suture repair requires the application of tension to the fascia in order to close the orifice.
Objectives of the study: To evaluate the outcome of onlay and pre-peritoneal open mesh repair in umbilical hernias in adults regarding operative time, ease of procedure, hospital stay, complications and recurrence if any.