What are the treatment approaches for premature infants 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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Premature infants with inguinal hernias usually undergo repair before being discharged from the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), but this practice is changing, and infants are now being discharged home at much lower weights. Some surgeons prefer to postpone the surgery in these very small babies for 1-2 months to allow further growth.


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