Percutaneous internal ring suturing is a safe and effective method for the minimal invasive treatment of pediatric inguinal hernia: Experience with 250 cases.

@article{Thomas2016PercutaneousIR,
  title={Percutaneous internal ring suturing is a safe and effective method for the minimal invasive treatment of pediatric inguinal hernia: Experience with 250 cases.},
  author={David Terence Thomas and Kamil Basar G{\"o}cmen and Serkan Tulgar and Ibrahim Boğa},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2016},
  volume={51 8},
  pages={1330-5}
}
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Percutaneous internal ring suturing (PIRS) is a minimally invasive method for repair of pediatric inguinal hernia. In this study we report our experience with PIRS. METHODS All children >10kg presenting to our institute between June 2013 and March 2015 with a diagnosis of indirect inguinal hernia or communicating hydrocele underwent laparoscopic repair using PIRS technique. Patients' gender, age at surgery, side of inguinal hernia/communicating hydrocele at diagnosis… CONTINUE READING
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