A study of contralateral persistent processus vaginalis in laparoscopic hernia repair in children
AbstractPurposeThe introduction of laparoscopy for hernia repair permits intra-abdominal observation of a hernia and contralateral persistent processus vaginalis (CPPV). The current study ’s aim was to investigate the diameter of opening of an inguinal hernia and CPPV in patients with unilateral inguinal hernia, and to evaluate their correlation with age.MethodsFrom September 2012 to August 2017, 569 pediatric patients underwent laparoscopic repair of unilateral inguinal hernia. We retrospectively evaluated the size of the hernia and CPPV by measuring the diameter of opening. Pearson correlation analysis and linear-by-linear association were used in the statistical analysis.ResultsThe median age at operation was 32.4 months (range 0.2–219 months). CPPV was observed in 330 patients (58.0%), and its incidence was significantly higher in patients with left inguinal hernias than in those with right inguinal hernias (62.8 versus 54.0%,p
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...
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.
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.
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.
ConclusionLaparoscopic reoperation with hernia sac removal and suture repair of the muscular arch of the internal inguinal ring with nonabsorbable material is an effective operation with few recurrences and complications.
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.
Purpose of review Pediatric inguinal hernias are a commonly performed surgical procedure. Currently, they can be approached via open or laparoscopic surgery. We summarize the current evidence for laparoscopic inguinal hernia repairs in children. Recent findings Laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair in children are associated with similar operative times for unilateral hernia, as well as similar cosmesis, complication rates and recurrence rates. Bilateral hernia repair has been shown to be faster through a laparoscopic approach. The laparoscopic approach is associated with decreased pain scores and earlier recov...
Inguinal hernias are common in infants and children. While the gold standard for hernia repair in the pediatric period has been via an open inguinal incision with dissection and high ligation of the hernia sac, over the past two decades laparoscopic herniorrhaphy has increased in popularity. The advantages of laparoscopy include decreased post-operative pain, improved cosmetic results, ability to easily assess the contralateral side for an open internal inguinal ring, and decreased risk of metachronous hernias.
ConclusionFemoral hernia is a rare pathology in pediatric patients that is often difficult to diagnose. The laparoscopic approach is effective in the diagnosing and treating these hernias, and it allows for the simultaneous repair of multiple groin defects.
Laparoscopic hernia repairs are used increasingly in children. The purpose of this single-center cohort observational research study was to analyze the outcome of children treated surgically for unilateral or bilateral inguinal hernia using laparoscopy. We did a STROBE-compliant retrospective outcome analysis of pediatric, laparoscopic hernia repair. Consecutive laparoscopic herniorrhaphies in 123 children done between March 2, 2010, and March 1, 2014, were included in this analysis. Data analysis was based on reviewing the hospital records and a prospective questionnaire. We evaluated postoperative hernia recurrence rat...