May 19, 2012

Pediatric inguinal hernias, hydroceles, and undescended testicles

The Surgical Clinics of North America
Oliver B LaoRobert A Cusick

Abstract

Pediatric inguinal hernias are extremely common, and can usually be diagnosed by simple history taking and physical examination. Repair is elective, unless there is incarceration or strangulation. Hydroceles are also quite common, and in infancy many will resolve without operative intervention. Undescended testicles harbor an increased risk of infertility and malignancy, and require orchiopexy in early childhood.

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Fertility
Emesis (Eukaryote)
Torsion (Malposition)
Abdominal Cavity
Entire Anterior Superior Iliac Spine
Cryptorchidism
Retractile Testis
Scrotum
Umbilicus (Anatomy)
Uterus

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