Inguinal Hernia Repair

  • Melissa Vanover
  • Payam SaadaiEmail author


This chapter describes the surgical procedure for inguinal hernia repair as performed by the following approaches: open and laparoscopic. The text includes an introduction that outlines the indications, risks, alternatives, essential steps, needed equipment, and variations in technique for the procedure in question. This is followed by a template operative dictation, which provides the reader with an operative report, such as is found in a patient chart or electronic medical record. A description is provided of the following critical concepts for this procedure: incision, exposure of the hernia sac, evaluation for hernia contents, reduction of the hernia sac.


Pediatric Surgery Operative dictation Inguinal hernia repair Inguinal hernia Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair Hydrocele 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of California, Davis, Department of Pediatric General, Thoracic and Fetal SurgerySacramentoUSA
  2. 2.UC Davis Medical Center/Shriners Hospital for Children, Division of Pediatric SurgerySacramentoUSA

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