Presentation and management of epigastric hernias in children.

  title={Presentation and management of epigastric hernias in children.},
  author={R D Coats and M. A. Helikson and Randall S. Burd},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  volume={35 12},
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE Although epigastric hernias are common, there are no reports that describe the presentation and treatment of these defects in children. The authors reviewed their experience with these hernias to develop recommendations for their management in this age group. METHODS Medical records were reviewed for all children younger than 18 years who presented for evaluation of an epigastric hernia at our institution over 14 years. Data on presentation, operative findings, and… CONTINUE READING


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