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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 218-220

Emergency presentation of Flood syndrome requiring immediate repair of umbilical hernia: A case report

Digestive Division, Department of Surgery, Fatmawati Central General Hospital, Jakarta, Indonesia

Correspondence Address:
Adianto Nugroho
Digestive Division, Department of Surgery, RSUP Fatmawati, Jl. RS. Fatmawati Raya No. 4, Jakarta 12430
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DOI: 10.4103/ijawhs.ijawhs_42_22

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Long-term ascites and liver illness in its last stages might occasionally result in Flood syndrome. The abrupt surge of ascitic fluid that occurs along with an umbilical hernia that spontaneously ruptures gives rise to the syndrome's name. We described a patient who had cirrhosis and valvular heart disease in the past and had Flood syndrome with intestinal evisceration. To stop the progression of intestinal necrosis and septic consequences, immediate surgery to reduce the eviscerated bowel and mesh reinforcement was performed. In summary, Flood syndrome is a serious condition that needs to be treated very away, much like other forms of intestinal evisceration. The efficient management of comorbid disorders is essential for a better therapeutic outcome.

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