Inguinal Hernia and Hydrocele



Approximately 400 years ago, Ambroise Pare described the reduction of an incarcerated pediatric hernia and the application of trusses. He recognized that inguinal hernias in children were probably congenital and that they could be cured. Despite the many historical descriptions of conservative medical management of inguinal hernias, no effective non-surgical means of treatment exists. Essentially all pediatric inguinal hernias require operative treatment to prevent the development of complications, such as incarceration or strangulation.


Inguinal Hernia Operative Repair Internal Ring Inguinal Canal Inguinal Ligament 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of SurgeryMedical University of South Carolina, Children’s HospitalCharlestonUSA

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