How is an abdominal hernia reduction modified in young children and infants?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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In children, pressure should be applied from the posterior and directed laterally and superiorly through the external ring. It should be kept in mind that the internal ring in infants is more medial than the internal ring in older children and adults. The hourglass configuration of a hernia -hydrocele complex will not reduce with pressure applied to the hydrocele portion.


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