Inguinal Hernia Repair in Children

  • Domenic R. Craner
  • Ian C. Glenn
  • Todd A. Ponsky


Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common procedures performed by pediatric surgeons across the world. There are many arguments as to which technique of repair provides the best outcomes to children. While most surgeons employ an open technique for high ligation of the hernia sac, many surgeons have converted to and recommend a laparoscopic technique for repair. It is important for the pediatric surgeon to have a basic understanding of all techniques of repair available to them, in order to best decide which to use. Here we present a brief description of many of the most commonly used techniques by pediatric surgeons for repair of inguinal hernia in children.


Hernia Laparoscopy Open repair Processus vaginalis Intraperitoneal repair Extraperitoneal repair PIRS Incarceration Recurrence Scar tissue 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Domenic R. Craner
    • 1
  • Ian C. Glenn
    • 1
  • Todd A. Ponsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Akron Children’s Hospital, Department of Pediatric SurgeryAkronUSA

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