Is abdominal inguinal hernia repair an outpatient procedure in premature infants and neonates?

Updated: Jul 23, 2019
  • Author: Assar A Rather, MBBS, MD, FACS; Chief Editor: John Geibel, MD, DSc, MSc, AGAF  more...
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Postoperative apnea is common in premature infants. [44] Those younger than 50 weeks’ gestational age should be admitted for 24 hours postoperatively and placed on a cardiorespiratory monitor. [45, 46, 47]


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