Complications of herniorrhaphy

Sara K. Rasmussen, Jeffrey H. Haynes, Frederick Rescorla, Charles J. Stolar, Michael D. Klein

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Abstract

Herniorrhaphy represents themost common procedure performed in pediatric surgical practice and the vast majority of such repairs are inguinal, umbilical, and epigastric. The incidence of inguinal hernia is between 0.8% and 4% of live births and occurs secondary to the failure of the processus vaginalis to obliterate during the seventh gestational month. The patent processus thereby allows a spectrum of pathologies to manifest, including scrotal hernias, communicating hydroceles, and hydrocele of the cord. Similarly, failure of the umbilical ring to undergo spontaneous closure results in an umbilical hernia. The true incidence of this hernia is unknown due to the high rate of spontaneous closure, but predilection for the African-American race and the premature infant is well known. Epigastric hernias result from defects in the linea alba and while occurring in about 5% of children, the etiology is unknown.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationComplications in Pediatric Surgery
PublisherCRC Press
Pages197-207
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781420016314
ISBN (Print)082472836X, 9780824728366
StatePublished - Jan 1 2008

Fingerprint

Herniorrhaphy
Hernia
Umbilicus
Umbilical Hernia
Groin
Inguinal Hernia
Incidence
Live Birth
Premature Infants
African Americans
Pediatrics
Pathology

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Rasmussen, S. K., Haynes, J. H., Rescorla, F., Stolar, C. J., & Klein, M. D. (2008). Complications of herniorrhaphy. In Complications in Pediatric Surgery (pp. 197-207). CRC Press.

Complications of herniorrhaphy. / Rasmussen, Sara K.; Haynes, Jeffrey H.; Rescorla, Frederick; Stolar, Charles J.; Klein, Michael D.

Complications in Pediatric Surgery. CRC Press, 2008. p. 197-207.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

Rasmussen, SK, Haynes, JH, Rescorla, F, Stolar, CJ & Klein, MD 2008, Complications of herniorrhaphy. in Complications in Pediatric Surgery. CRC Press, pp. 197-207.
Rasmussen SK, Haynes JH, Rescorla F, Stolar CJ, Klein MD. Complications of herniorrhaphy. In Complications in Pediatric Surgery. CRC Press. 2008. p. 197-207
Rasmussen, Sara K. ; Haynes, Jeffrey H. ; Rescorla, Frederick ; Stolar, Charles J. ; Klein, Michael D. / Complications of herniorrhaphy. Complications in Pediatric Surgery. CRC Press, 2008. pp. 197-207
@inbook{d10ba9841e3944b9927868438164b11f,
title = "Complications of herniorrhaphy",
abstract = "Herniorrhaphy represents themost common procedure performed in pediatric surgical practice and the vast majority of such repairs are inguinal, umbilical, and epigastric. The incidence of inguinal hernia is between 0.8{\%} and 4{\%} of live births and occurs secondary to the failure of the processus vaginalis to obliterate during the seventh gestational month. The patent processus thereby allows a spectrum of pathologies to manifest, including scrotal hernias, communicating hydroceles, and hydrocele of the cord. Similarly, failure of the umbilical ring to undergo spontaneous closure results in an umbilical hernia. The true incidence of this hernia is unknown due to the high rate of spontaneous closure, but predilection for the African-American race and the premature infant is well known. Epigastric hernias result from defects in the linea alba and while occurring in about 5{\%} of children, the etiology is unknown.",
author = "Rasmussen, {Sara K.} and Haynes, {Jeffrey H.} and Frederick Rescorla and Stolar, {Charles J.} and Klein, {Michael D.}",
year = "2008",
month = "1",
day = "1",
language = "English (US)",
isbn = "082472836X",
pages = "197--207",
booktitle = "Complications in Pediatric Surgery",
publisher = "CRC Press",

}

TY - CHAP

T1 - Complications of herniorrhaphy

AU - Rasmussen, Sara K.

AU - Haynes, Jeffrey H.

AU - Rescorla, Frederick

AU - Stolar, Charles J.

AU - Klein, Michael D.

PY - 2008/1/1

Y1 - 2008/1/1

N2 - Herniorrhaphy represents themost common procedure performed in pediatric surgical practice and the vast majority of such repairs are inguinal, umbilical, and epigastric. The incidence of inguinal hernia is between 0.8% and 4% of live births and occurs secondary to the failure of the processus vaginalis to obliterate during the seventh gestational month. The patent processus thereby allows a spectrum of pathologies to manifest, including scrotal hernias, communicating hydroceles, and hydrocele of the cord. Similarly, failure of the umbilical ring to undergo spontaneous closure results in an umbilical hernia. The true incidence of this hernia is unknown due to the high rate of spontaneous closure, but predilection for the African-American race and the premature infant is well known. Epigastric hernias result from defects in the linea alba and while occurring in about 5% of children, the etiology is unknown.

AB - Herniorrhaphy represents themost common procedure performed in pediatric surgical practice and the vast majority of such repairs are inguinal, umbilical, and epigastric. The incidence of inguinal hernia is between 0.8% and 4% of live births and occurs secondary to the failure of the processus vaginalis to obliterate during the seventh gestational month. The patent processus thereby allows a spectrum of pathologies to manifest, including scrotal hernias, communicating hydroceles, and hydrocele of the cord. Similarly, failure of the umbilical ring to undergo spontaneous closure results in an umbilical hernia. The true incidence of this hernia is unknown due to the high rate of spontaneous closure, but predilection for the African-American race and the premature infant is well known. Epigastric hernias result from defects in the linea alba and while occurring in about 5% of children, the etiology is unknown.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85057271564&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85057271564&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Chapter

SN - 082472836X

SN - 9780824728366

SP - 197

EP - 207

BT - Complications in Pediatric Surgery

PB - CRC Press

ER -