Analysis of 3,776 pediatric inguinal hernia and hydrocele cases in a tertiary center.

@article{Erdoan2013AnalysisO3,
  title={Analysis of 3,776 pediatric inguinal hernia and hydrocele cases in a tertiary center.},
  author={Derya Ars Erdoğan and Ibrahim Karaman and Mustafa Kemal Aslan and Ayşe Karaman and Yusuf Hakan Çavuşoğlu},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 8},
  pages={1767-72}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE This study describes the pediatric inguinal hernia and hydrocele experience of a tertiary care training hospital. METHODS A total of 3776 patients who had been operated between January 2005 and June 2009 for inguinal hernia, cord hydrocele, and hydrocele were included. The surgeries and patient follow-up were performed by 6 pediatric surgery specialists and 8 pediatric surgery residents. RESULTS The patient age varied from 6 days to 17 years. There were 2959 (78.4%) males… CONTINUE READING