Contralateral groin exploration is not justified in infants with a unilateral inguinal hernia.

Abstract

BACKGROUND In children undergoing a unilateral inguinal herniotomy, the contralateral groin is often explored on the basis of a high incidence of patency of the processus vaginalis. The patency rate is highest in infants but there are no data on the subsequent risk of contralateral hernia development purely in this population. This was a study of the… (More)

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