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Individualization Treatment of Inguinal Hernia in Children

  • Jie Chen
  • Yingmo Shen
  • Chengbing Chu
  • Zhenyu Zou
  • Xin Yuan
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Abstract

The incidence of inguinal hernia in children less than 18 years of age ranges from 0.8 to 4.4% [1]. About 85% of children with an inguinal hernia present with a unilateral hernia. The incidence of incarceration in untreated hernias in infants and young children varies between 6 and 18%, but it increases to approximately 30% in infancy [2]. A surgical intervention for inguinal hernia is one of the most common operations performed in children [3]. The individualized treatment program was established for pediatric inguinal hernia in authors’ department and provided a relatively reasonable surgical treatment. This chapter was mainly to describe the individualized treatment program applied to pediatric inguinal hernia.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jie Chen
    • 1
  • Yingmo Shen
    • 1
  • Chengbing Chu
    • 1
  • Zhenyu Zou
    • 1
  • Xin Yuan
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Hernia and Abdominal SurgeryBeijing Chao-Yang Hospital, Capital Medical UniversityBeijingChina

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