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Hernia. 2003 Sep;7(3):146-9. Epub 2003 Jun 11.

A novel incision for groin pathologies in children: the low inguinal groove approach.

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  • 1Department of Pediatric Surgery, Ankara University School of Medicine, Turkey. gokcora@medicine.ankara.edu.tr

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The traditional approach to pediatric inguinal pathologies has been the suprapubic transverse inguinal incision. Alternative incisions for better cosmetic results may be considered.

MATERIALS AND METHODS:

The recently defined "low inguinal groove incision" was used in a consecutive series of 483 children having indirect groin hernias, hydroceles, and palpable undescended testes, etc. The neonates, infants, and children were operated on as elective day surgery cases.

RESULTS:

All children ended with excellent cosmetic and functional results. There were no complications or morbidity apart from a recurrence of an inguinal hernia in a 7 year-old boy. In addition to the series of girls reported earlier, this novel surgical incision has further been employed in boys with excellent results.

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12802620
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