Pediatric Inguinal Hernias, Hydroceles, and Undescended Testicles

Oliver B. Lao, Robert Joseph Fitzgibbons, Robert A. Cusick

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Pediatric inguinal hernias are extremely common, and can usually be diagnosed by simple history taking and physical examination. Repair is elective, unless there is incarceration or strangulation. Hydroceles are also quite common, and in infancy many will resolve without operative intervention. Undescended testicles harbor an increased risk of infertility and malignancy, and require orchiopexy in early childhood.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)487-504
Number of pages18
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Surgery

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