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. Copyright © 2012 by the American Academy of Pediatrics.
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  • Pediatrics  Journal
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    Author List

  • Wang KS; Papile LA; Baley JE; Benitz W; Cummings J; Carlo WA; Kumar P; Polin RA; Tan RC; Watterberg KL
  • Start Page

  • 768
  • End Page

  • 773
  • Volume

  • 130
  • Issue

  • 4