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Case Reports in Hepatology
Volume 2013, Article ID 948172, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/948172
Case Report

Acute Abdomen Secondary to Incarcerated Umbilical Hernia after Treatment of Massive Cirrhotic Ascites

1Department of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Singapore General Hospital, Outram Road, Singapore 169608
2Duke-National University of Singapore Graduate Medical School Singapore, 8 College Road, Singapore 169857

Received 7 January 2013; Accepted 14 February 2013

Academic Editors: A. Irisawa, C. Miyabayashi, and F. Pérez Roldán

Copyright © 2013 Hiang Keat Tan and Pik Eu Chang. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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