The unilateral pediatric inguinal hernia: Should the contralateral side by explored?

@article{Mcgregor1980TheUP,
  title={The unilateral pediatric inguinal hernia: Should the contralateral side by explored?},
  author={Douglas Mcgregor and Karna Halverson and Chester B. Mcvay},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={1980},
  volume={15 3},
  pages={
          313-7
        }
}
Development of herniography as a diagnostic tool has reopened the question of whether the asymptomatic groin should be explored at the time of unilateral herniorrhaphy in infants. In an attempt to provide data toward the formulation of an answer, the authors review 32 yr of experience with 160 infant hernias. They represent a sequential, unselected series of pediatric patients whose hernias were repaired only if confirmed by examination, and whose postoperative fate has been assessed over… CONTINUE READING
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