Current Trends in the Management of Inguinal Hernia in Children


Inguinal hernia repairs in one of the most common surgical procedures in the pediatric population. Its diagnosis is made easily and the repair is usually performed by open surgery and with low complications rates. However, a substantial number of topics concerning anesthetic management, the precise time of operation especially in premature and high-risk infants, and the need of contralateral exploration have not yet been resolved. Recently, the introduction of laparoscopic repair seems to play a significant role regarding the safety, the examination and possible simultaneously repair of the contralateral groin, and the better cosmetic results. In this review, the current trends of the above mentioned topics will be discussed.

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Zavras, N. , Christou, A. , Misiakos, E. , Salakos, C. , Charalampopoulos, A. , Schizas, D. and Machairas, A. (2014) Current Trends in the Management of Inguinal Hernia in Children. International Journal of Clinical Medicine, 5, 770-777. doi: 10.4236/ijcm.2014.513104.

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