Inguinal herniotomy in young infants, with emphasis on premature neonates.

@article{Misra1994InguinalHI,
  title={Inguinal herniotomy in young infants, with emphasis on premature neonates.},
  author={Devyani Misra and Gillian Hewitt and Slavinka Potts and Stuart Geman Brown and Victor E Boston},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={29 11},
  pages={1496-8}
}
Over a period of 6 years, 251 infants under 6 months of age underwent repair of inguinal hernias (IH; n = 311). There were 241 males and 10 females. Incarceration occurred in 59 infants (24%), one of whom had bilateral incarceration. As a result of the authors' policy to operate on infantile IH within 7 days of diagnosis, only 6% of the incarcerations occurred in already diagnosed cases. Sedation and taxis did not reduce the hernia in 22 cases (38%); transperitoneal closure of the internal ring… CONTINUE READING

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