Incidence of pediatric metachronous contralateral inguinal hernia in children aged ≥1 year.

  title={Incidence of pediatric metachronous contralateral inguinal hernia in children aged ≥1 year.},
  author={Jin-Hu Wang and Wei Jun Zhang and Jin-fa Tou and S J Huang and Wei-guang Liu and Qi-xing Xiong and Zheng-Yan Zhao},
  journal={World journal of pediatrics : WJP},
  volume={8 3},
BACKGROUND The management of the contralateral asymptomatic side when a child with initial unilateral inguinal hernia undergoes herniorrhaphy continues to be controversial. Age less than 6 months at initial herniorrhaphy is considered as a high risk factor of the occurrence of metachronous contralateral inguinal hernia (MCIH). We performed herniorraphy for patients ≥1 year with initial unilateral hernia at one-day-set outpatient-surgery department without any intervention of contralateral groin… CONTINUE READING

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