What is included in patient education about pediatric hernias?

Updated: Oct 31, 2018
  • Author: Andre Hebra, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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See the list below:

  • Instruct parents and caretakers on the signs and symptoms of inguinal hernia incarceration. Delayed recognition of incarceration is likely to result in significant morbidity and mortality for the child.

  • For excellent patient education resources, visit eMedicineHealth's Digestive Disorders Center. Also, see eMedicineHealth's patient education article Hernia.


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