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Pediatric or Children inguinal hernia

Dr Shandip Kumar Sinha - Paediatric surgeon,Paediatric urologist and Paediatric laparoscopic surgeon

  • What is this disease?
    • Inguinal hernia in children are because of Patent Processus vaginalis (the testes in male descent from abdomen to scrotum during intrauterine life and if this opening does not closes, it leads to a defect called patent processus vaginalis). If the intestine protrudes through the defect, it is known as hernia.
  • How it is diagnosed?
    • The diagnosis is done by clinical examination only.
  • How it is treated?
    • Surgery is the only modality available to treat this condition. It can be done by either open method or Laparoscopic method.
  • When it should be operated?
    • The surgery for hernia should be done at diagnosis because of risk of complications.
  • Are there other alternative methods of treatment?
    • Medical management is not successful in this condition
  • What all I need to know before my child surgery?
    • Read “All you need to know before your child’s surgery” information booklet in website
  • How is the surgery done?
    • In open surgery, a small cut in made in groin area and the herniotomy is done. 
    • In Laparoscopic surgery, keyhole incisions are made over abdomen and the herniotomy is done.
  • Remarks
    • For details of surgery, contact your surgeon
  • Related Photographs and videos
    • Few photographs of steps done by me and video link is given here for learning purposes 
    • YouTube video link