What is the role of peritoneoscopy in the surgical treatment of abdominal inguinal hernias in children?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Current practice in many pediatric centers uses peritoneoscopy through the ipsilateral inguinal sac to identify contralateral patent processes and hernias. [43] Long-term follow-up is needed because only 20% of the patent processes identified become clinically apparent hernias in the short term.


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