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The Use of Prosthetic Mesh for the Pediatric Hernia Repair

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Meshes: Benefits and Risks

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The most common hernia repairs performed today in the pediatric population are for inguinal hernia, umbilical hernia, and congenital diaphragmatic hernia. The use of prosthetic mesh in these patients is rare, however not uncalled for. The following is a review of the more common clinical scenarios in which one would use prosthetic mesh in a pediatric surgical practice, with a focus on pediatric inguinal hernia.

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Soto, L., Saltzman, D. (2004). The Use of Prosthetic Mesh for the Pediatric Hernia Repair. In: Schumpelick, V., Nyhus, L.M. (eds) Meshes: Benefits and Risks. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-18720-9_30

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