Risk of contralateral hydrocele or hernia after unilateral hydrocele repair in children.


PURPOSE Recent laparoscopic studies indicate a high incidence of a contralateral open internal ring in children undergoing unilateral hydrocele or hernia repair, raising the question of whether routine contralateral exploration should be done. Data on the long-term risk of clinical contralateral hernia or hydrocele after unilateral hydrocele repair are… (More)