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Pediatric hernias and hydroceles.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9728185     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Hernias and hydroceles are common conditions of infancy and childhood, and inguinal hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed pediatric surgical operations. As a result of improved neonatal intensive care, more and more premature babies are being delivered, and consequently the incidence of neonatal inguinal hernia is increasing. The most important aspect of the management of neonatal inguinal hernias relate to its risk on incarceration, and emphasis is placed on this point. This article covers the embryology, incidence, clinical presentation, and treatment of groin hernias and hydroceles, as well as dealing with abdominal wall hernias other than umbilical hernias. This article places special emphasis on when a patient with a hernia or hydrocele should be referred to a pediatric surgeon.
P Kapur; M G Caty; P L Glick
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric clinics of North America     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0031-3955     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  1998 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-09-14     Completed Date:  1998-09-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401126     Medline TA:  Pediatr Clin North Am     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  773-89     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Pediatric Surgery, Children's Hospital of Buffalo, New York, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Hernia, Inguinal / embryology,  surgery*
Hernia, Ventral / embryology,  surgery
Infant, Newborn
Infant, Premature, Diseases / diagnosis,  embryology,  surgery
Risk Factors
Testicular Hydrocele / embryology,  surgery*

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