Assessment and management of inguinal hernia in infants.

Academic Article


  • Inguinal hernia repair in infants is a routine surgical procedure. However, numerous issues, including timing of the repair, the need to explore the contralateral groin, use of laparoscopy, and anesthetic approach, remain unsettled. Given the lack of compelling data, consideration should be given to large, prospective, randomized controlled trials to determine best practices for the management of inguinal hernias in infants.
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    Published In

  • Pediatrics  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Age Factors, Hernia, Inguinal, Herniorrhaphy, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Laparoscopy, Time Factors
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    Author List

  • Wang KS; Committee on Fetus and Newborn, American Academy of Pediatrics; Section on Surgery, American Academy of Pediatrics
  • Start Page

  • 768
  • End Page

  • 773
  • Volume

  • 130
  • Issue

  • 4