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The morphology of the contralateral internal inguinal rings is age-dependent in children with unilateral inguinal hernia.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8749918     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The contralateral internal inguinal rings of 333 children were examined with a laparoscope during repair of unilateral inguinal hernia. The nonpuncture laparoscopy technique was used so that no extra wound was created. The morphology of the rings was classified as follows: type 1, flat and covered tightly with peritoneum; type 2, shallow with a visible base under an elevated peritoneal fold; type 3, deep ring that represented a patent processus vaginalis. The incidence of types 1, 2, and 3 rings was 45%, 23%, and 32%, respectively. The incidence of type 1 internal rings was similar for different age groups. The incidence of type 2 rings increased with age, and that of type 3 decreased with age. This observation is compatible with autopsy studies and the experience of contralateral exploration of childhood inguinal hernias.
Authors:
T Chin; C Liu; C Wei
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric surgery     Volume:  30     ISSN:  0022-3468     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Pediatr. Surg.     Publication Date:  1995 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1996-09-20     Completed Date:  1996-09-20     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0052631     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1663-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Section of Pediatric Surgery, Veterans General Hospital-Taipei, Taiwan, Republic of China.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Age Factors
Blood Vessels / pathology
Child
Child, Preschool
Female
Hernia, Inguinal / pathology,  surgery*
Humans
Infant
Inguinal Canal / pathology*,  surgery
Laparoscopes*
Male
Reference Values
Testis / blood supply
Vas Deferens / blood supply

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