Risk of incarceration in children with inguinal hernia: a systematic review.

Affiliation

Department of Surgery, Center for Perioperative Optimization, Herlev Hospital, University of Copenhagen, Herlev Ringvej 75, 2730, Herlev, Denmark. [Email]

Abstract

Surgical repair is recommended for all children with inguinal hernia due to fear of incarceration. The aim of this study was to assess the risk of incarceration and strangulation of inguinal hernias in children treated with delayed surgery or no surgery.

Keywords

Children,Delayed repair,Elective surgery,Incarceration,Inguinal hernia,Watchful waiting,