Inguinal and umbilical hernia repair in infants and children

M. A. Skinner, J. L. Grosfeld

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Abstract

Inguinal hernia repair is the most common operation performed in infants and children. In this article, the embryology, clinical presentation, and treatment of congenital inguinal hernias and umbilical hernias in children are reviewed. Specific attention is directed to such topics as the incarcerated hernia, hernias in girls, hernia repair in premature infants, and anesthetic considerations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)439-449
Number of pages11
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Volume73
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993

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