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Lateral ventral hernias are found in the spigelian fascia lateral to the junction of the arcuate and semilunar lines and below the level of the umbilicus. Three cases are reported in infants and children. Diagnosis depends on finding an unusual mass on the anterior abdominal wall and palpation of the rim of the hernia defect upon reduction of the mass. A(More)
Lateral ventral (spigelian) hernias may not be recognized if the physician is unaware that they can occur in pediatric patients. Diagnosis depends on finding a protrusion in the spigelian fascia lateral to the rectus sheath at the junction of the arcuate and semilunar lines, below the umbilicus. We report nine such cases, to bring the total number of(More)
The combination of high maternal estrogenic stimulation of the secretory glands of the reproductive tract of the newborn female and vaginal obstruction results in an abdominal mass due to vaginal distention (hydrocolpos). Prior experience with two infants with hydrocolpos (LG) led us to perform abdomino-perineal-vaginal pull-through, as advocated by(More)