Case Report

A Novel Cost-Effective Technique for Speedy Resolution of Infantile Umbilical Hernia: Ammannaya’s Technique

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The technique of conservative management of infantile umbilical hernia.

Step-by-step technique in the management of infantile umbilical hernia

Step 1: digital reduction of the umbilical hernia
Step 2: placement of a small cotton ball to keep the hernia in the reduced position
Step 3: placement of additional cotton padding for support
Step 4: placement of an elastic crepe bandage. The crepe bandage is rolled around the trunk, covering the reduced umbilical hernia, such that it is neither too tight (should allow at least two fingers to pass beneath) nor too loose, thus maintaining the hernia in a reduced position