Herniated belly and general anesthesia 
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 Herniated belly and general anesthesia

Hello, all

My 4 year old has been diagnosed with a herniated belly button.
Actually we knew it for a long time, as her belly is somewhat
protruding and you can feel the hole in the abdominal wall (about
an inch).

The danger is that the intestine can protrude thru the hole,
and crimp, leading to blockage and in worse case part of the
intestine will die.

We have surgery scheduled for April 30. Its at Childrens Hospital
in Wash DC, and is performed on an outpatient basis. The surgery
itself takes about 45 minutes and is performed under general

Its the general anesthesia that worries me. Has anyone had this
particular operation. Is there anything that we need to tell the
anesthesiologist. She is a very deep sleeper and is allergic to
fish. Are these relevant to the anesthesia.

Thanks in advance for any replies.

Peter Dressner

Sun, 27 Sep 1998 03:00:00 GMT
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