Flood Syndrome

Jia Li Lee, Jeffrey Jiang

Abstract


Flood syndrome refers to the exsanguination of ascitic fluid following the spontaneous rupture of an umbilical hernia, and is a rare complication of liver cirrhosis with ascites. In this case report, we describe a 67-year-old patient with Flood syndrome who was initially managed conservatively in a community hospital run by primary care physicians, prior to transfer to a tertiary hospital for specialist surgical review and management. We also performed a literature review of the current treatment modalities to manage this condition.




Gastroenterol Res. 2022;15(4):217-224
doi: https://doi.org/10.14740/gr1508

Keywords


Flood syndrome; Spontaneous umbilical hernia rupture; Liver cirrhosis

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