Comparison of laparoscopic and open pediatric inguinal hernia repairs at two institutions

ConclusionLaparoscopic hernia repairs at hospital B are associated with shorter operative times and have similar outcomes as open repairs at hospital A. A prospective study with both techniques done at the same institution is warranted.
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research

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CONCLUSION: Morgagni hernias are amenable to minimally invasive repair with this simple technique. With large defects, synthetic patches should be used. Recurrences are rare, and morbidity is low. PMID: 31926567 [PubMed - in process]
Source: The Permanente journal - Category: General Medicine Tags: Perm J Source Type: research
ConclusionsSingle-port micro-laparoscopic herniorrhaphy in children using a simple hernia needle is a reliable and minimally invasive procedure.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
Conclusion: Hook and purse-string methods are equally popular in LHR for paediatric incarcerated hernias, with 50% hernia reductions possible at the time of surgery. Recurrence rate is low and comparable with non-incarcerated hernias; however, it is significantly higher in purse-string method than hook technique.
Source: Journal of Minimal Access Surgery - Category: Surgery Authors: Source Type: research
Abstract Subcutaneous endoscopically assisted ligation (SEAL) technique is an effective and minimally invasive approach for indirect inguinal hernia repair in children. Not all patients are candidates for SEAL because of technical limitations. We hypothesized that preoperatively assessed patient-level factors may predict technical feasibility of SEAL repair. We performed a retrospective review of all patients who underwent indirect inguinal hernia repair between June 2012 and December 2014. All patients younger than two years and any patient older than two years who had a concomitant umbilical hernia were consider...
Source: The American Surgeon - Category: Surgery Authors: Tags: Am Surg Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 9 September 2019Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case ReportsAuthor(s): Amanda Muñoz, Victoria Pepper, Faraz A. Khan, Andrei RadulescuAbstractAnterior diaphragmatic hernias through the foramen of Morgagni are rare accounting for about 3% of surgically treated diaphragmatic hernias. Current management of Morgagni type diaphragmatic hernias involves surgical intervention, which is traditionally done by open laparotomy, laparoscopy or thoracoscopic approach. Here we present the case of a two year old female with a Morgagni type congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) found during wo...
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
AbstractPurposeWe compared the outcomes of laparoscopic surgery (LS) with those of open surgery (OS) for unilateral and bilateral pediatric inguinal hernia.MethodsUsing a nationwide claim-based database in Japan, we analyzed data from children younger than 15  years old, who underwent inguinal hernia repair between January 2005 and December 2017. Patient characteristics, incidence of reoperation, postoperative complications, length of hospital stay, and duration of anesthesia were compared between LS and OS for unilateral and bilateral hernia.ResultsAmong 5554 patients, 2057 underwent LS (unilateral 1095, bilateral 96...
Source: Surgery Today - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThis preliminary study showed that NAIRS after cauterization of the neck of the hernia sac in infants and children is safe, feasible, reproducible with excellent cosmetic results.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
ConclusionSPLPEC of inguinal hernia using “two-hooked” core needle apparatus in children is a feasible and reliable minimal invasive procedure. It has the advantages of short operating time, low complication rate, low recurrence rate and better cosmetic result.
Source: Hernia - Category: Sports Medicine Source Type: research
The objective of this study was to verify the relationship between metachronous contralateral inguinal hernia (MCIH) and CPPV, and the risk factors of MCIH.MethodsChildren with unilateral inguinal hernia from three medical centers underwent either open or laparoscopic repairs. Clinical information, including demographics, morphological characteristics of CPPV, follow-up outcomes were collected.ResultsAmong 2942 patients (92.2%) who received open repair with successful follow-up, 185 (6.29%) developed MCIHs [125 (10.9%) on the right side and 60 (3.3%)] on the left including 156 (7.07%) younger than 3 years old and 29 (3.94%...
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionOur results indicate similar outcome after laparoscopic and open techniques for groin hernia repair in children. The surgeon ’s preference as well as the wishes of the patient and parents should therefore determine the surgical approach.
Source: Surgical Endoscopy - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
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