Inguinal hernia in girls: desirability and dangers of bilateral exploration.

@article{Wright1982InguinalHI,
  title={Inguinal hernia in girls: desirability and dangers of bilateral exploration.},
  author={John E. Wright},
  journal={Australian paediatric journal},
  year={1982},
  volume={18 1},
  pages={
          55-7
        }
}
. One hundred and seventeen girls with inguinal hernias were the subject of 226 inguinal explorations. Seventy presented with a right-sided hernia, 38 with a left, and nine bilateral. Eight girls with a unilateral hernia had a unilateral exploration; two of these returned with a hernia on the opposite side. In 100 girls with a unilateral hernia, the opposite side was explored with a yield of a significant sac in about 40%, a significant sac having been defined as extending at least 1 cm below… CONTINUE READING