Pediatric Inguinal Hernias, Hydroceles, and Undescended Testicles

Oliver B. Lao, Robert J. 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 (US)
Pages (from-to)487-504
Number of pages18
JournalSurgical Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2012


  • Adolescent hernia repair
  • Hernia
  • Hydrocele
  • Orchiopexy
  • Undescended testicle

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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