Uncommon Hernias

  • Shaheen J. Timmapuri
  • Rajeev Prasad


Hernias are among the most common conditions encountered by pediatric surgeons. Although inguinal and umbilical hernias are by far the most prevalent, rarer types of hernias are occasionally encountered in children. Because they are so rare, most of the information regarding the treatment of these conditions is anecdotal. A clear understanding of the anatomy and techniques for repair of these hernias is critical for developing an appropriate management plan. An incorrect or delayed diagnosis can lead to significant complications, including bowel obstruction, ischemia, or perforation.


Hernia Repair Inguinal Hernia Femoral Hernia Spigelian Hernia Lumbar Hernia 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Pediatric SurgeryDrexel University, St. Christopher’s Hospital for ChildrenPhiladelphiaUSA

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