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Metachronous contralateral pediatric inguinal hernia
Evidence to Practice
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Authors: RM Nataraja, AA Mahomed
Published Date August 2010
Volume 2010:3 Pages 87 - 90
RM Nataraja, AA Mahomed
Department of Pediatric Surgery and Urology, Royal Alexandra Children’s Hospital, Brighton, UK
Date of preparation: April 20, 2010.
Conflict of interest: None declared
Clinical question: Should routine contralateral inguinal region exploration be done to prevent a metachronous contralateral pediatric inguinal hernia?
Results: The incidence of a metachronous contralateral pediatric inguinal hernia is 6.4% in both genders. Sixteen contralateral groin explorations need to be done to prevent one metachronous contralateral pediatric inguinal hernia.
• Routine exploration of the asymptomatic contralateral groin is not recommended.
• Infants less than one month old with an inguinal hernia should receive immediate specialist referral.
• Older infants and children with a reducible hernia should be referred to the pediatric surgical outpatient department.
• Pediatric patients with an original left-sided hernia or who were less than six months old at the time of the first hernia repair should receive regular follow-up in the primary health care setting.
Keywords: metachronous contralateral pediatric inguinal hernia, exploration
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