Thursday, April 6, 2017

Association between family history of hernia and omphalocele?

I think I’ve mentioned in the past I had double-hernia surgery when I was just one month old.  Other women in my family (grandma, cousin) have also had hernias (and repair surgery).  So, for some reason, hernias run in our family.

Well, this article notes a baby with omphalocele and then notes that its dad and paternal grandma both had hernias:

“It will be interesting to know what the male sons of this boy will show from the standpoint of omphalocele and hernia in the future.”

Maybe there’s an association?

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