When is immediate surgical repair indicated in pediatric abdominal inguinal hernia?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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A child with tachycardia, fever, or signs of obstruction must be operated on immediately. Fluid and electrolyte correction and antibiotic administration precede the operation. Testicular atrophy occurs with incarcerated pediatric hernias, and the parents should be warned of the possibility.


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