What are the treatment approaches for neonates with abdominal inguinal hernias?

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 healthy full-term infant boys with asymptomatic reducible inguinal hernias, regardless of age or weight, pediatric surgeons typically carry out repair soon after diagnosis. [20] In full-term girls with a reducible ovary, most surgeons operate at a close elective date, but more urgent scheduling of surgery is preferred if the ovary is not reducible but asymptomatic.


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