Laparoscopic versus open repair of groin hernias in children: a systematic review and meta-analysis

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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ConclusionAs PDH can lead to major and life threatening complications, it must remain in our minds as a possible cause of intestinal obstruction.
Source: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
ConclusionThis case demonstrates that robotic repair of a Morgagni hernia, even with massive hernia content, is feasible in adolescents. However, whether robotic surgery in general, and for Morgagni hernia in particular, is superior to laparoscopy in children, remains to be proven.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Abstract Morgagni hernia (MH) is a very rare congenital defect found in the anterior aspect of the diaphragm between the costal and sternal portions of the muscle. The most common defect is congenital diaphragmatic hernia, 90% of which are Bochdalek type. MHs account for approximately 3% of all diaphragmatic hernias. Most MHs are found and repaired in children, but 5% are found in adults. Here, we present the case of an incarcerated and strangulated MH with synchronous prolapse of the liver and transverse colon in a 77-year-old man who was admitted to our hospital for abdominal pain and symptoms of intestinal obst...
Source: Turkish Journal of Trauma and Emergency Surgery : TJTES - Category: Emergency Medicine Authors: Tags: Ulus Travma Acil Cerrahi Derg Source Type: research
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...
Source: Current Opinion in Pediatrics - Category: Pediatrics Tags: SURGERY: Edited by Jed G. Nuchtern Source Type: research
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.
Source: Journal of Pediatric Urology - Category: Urology & Nephrology Authors: Source Type: research
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...
Source: Medicine - Category: Internal Medicine Tags: Research Article: Observational Study Source Type: research
While it can be uncomfortable for parents to talk about issues with their son’s private parts, abnormalities in the testicles and scrotum are common and treatable. One of my favorite parts of my job is sitting down with anxious families and being able to make the uncomfortable comfortable for them. I hope I can do that for you here in this guide to the most common testicular abnormalities seen in young boys. 1.    Undescended testicles A baby boy should have two testicles down in the scrotum. The best time to examine your son is while he soaks in a warm bath. If you’re unable to see or feel ...
Source: Thrive, Children's Hospital Boston - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Ask the Expert Health & Wellness Department of Urology Erin McNamara Source Type: news
A powerful Instagram post is shedding light on the medical challenges that can follow childbirth and celebrating moms’ scars. Eighteen months ago, Kari Horn gave birth to her son via emergency C-section. Though becoming a parent has been a joyful experience for the Virginia mom, her postpartum journey involved umbilical hernias, more surgery and further complications. While recovering from these complications, Horn posted a striking photo of her abdomen on Instagram to share her story and remind other struggling moms that they are not alone. In the caption, Horn described her photo as one of “the part...
Source: Healthy Living - The Huffington Post - Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news
ConclusionChildren ≤3 years of age in our cohort safely underwent LH with similar pain scores, complications, and recurrence as OH. Parents and caregivers report high satisfaction with both techniques.
Source: Pediatric Surgery International - Category: Surgery Source Type: research
Discussion Varicoceles are caused by high venous back pressure which causes a tortuous dilatation of the testicular veins (pampiniform plexus) of the spermatic cord. They occur more on the left than right because the left renal vein has a higher pressure than the inferior vena cava which drain the left and right gonadal veins respectively. Varicoceles are not very common in young children (3% in
Source: - Category: Pediatrics Authors: Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news
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