Inguinal hernias in very low birth weight infants: incidence and timing of repair.

  title={Inguinal hernias in very low birth weight infants: incidence and timing of repair.},
  author={Ashwani Rajput and Michael W. L. Gauderer and M. W. M. Hack},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={27 10},
Although the increased occurrence of inguinal hernias (IH) in premature children is well known, its incidence in the very low birth weight (VLBW, < 1,500 g) subpopulation has not been previously established. Additionally, because of associated problems, these children present the surgeon with a dilemma in regards to the most appropriate time for repair. We sought to determine the incidence of IH, rate of incarceration, perioperative problems, and to possibly define the ideal time for correction… CONTINUE READING


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