Pediatric inguinal hernia repair—a critical appraisal
Author: Rosenberg, J.
Source: Hernia, Volume 12, Number 2, April 2008 , pp. 113-115(3)
Abstract:Inguinal hernia repair in infants and babies is a routine operation, but many issues have not been addressed scientifically. Thus, it is not known, e.g., if all children with a hernia should be operated on, what is the best timing of surgery, or if the operation should be performed with an open approach or laparoscopically. The review is a critical discussion of these and other issues in pediatric herniorrhaphy pointing out the need for further research.
Document Type: Research article
Publication date: 2008-04-01