Assessment and management of inguinal hernia in infants

Kasper S. Wang, Lu Ann Papile, Jill E. Baley, William Benitz, James Cummings, Waldemar A. Carlo, Praveen Kumar, Richard A. Polin, Rosemarie C. Tan, Kristi L. Watterberg, Wanda Denise Barfield, George Macones, Ann L. Jefferies, Rosalie O. Mainous, Tonse N.K. Raju, Jim Couto, Mary L. Brandt, Robert C. Shamberger, Michael G. Caty, Kurt F. HeissGeorge W. Holcomb, Rebecka L. Meyers, R. Lawrence Moss, Frederick J. Rescorla, Vivan Thorne

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Inguinal hernia repair in infants is a routine surgical procedure. However, numerous issues, including timing of the repair, the need to explore the contralateral groin, use of laparoscopy, and anesthetic approach, remain unsettled. Given the lack of compelling data, consideration should be given to large, prospective, randomized controlled trials to determine best practices for the management of inguinal hernias in infants.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)768-773
Number of pages6
Issue number4
StatePublished - Oct 1 2012



  • Anesthesia
  • Infants
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Laparoscopy
  • Surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Wang, K. S., Papile, L. A., Baley, J. E., Benitz, W., Cummings, J., Carlo, W. A., Kumar, P., Polin, R. A., Tan, R. C., Watterberg, K. L., Barfield, W. D., Macones, G., Jefferies, A. L., Mainous, R. O., Raju, T. N. K., Couto, J., Brandt, M. L., Shamberger, R. C., Caty, M. G., ... Thorne, V. (2012). Assessment and management of inguinal hernia in infants. Pediatrics, 130(4), 768-773.