Laparoscopic versus open inguinal hernia repair in children

Gause, C. D.; Casamassima, M. G.; Yang, J.; Hsiung, G.; Rhee, D.; Salazar, J. H.; Papandria, D.; Pryor, H. I., 2nd; Stewart, D.; Lukish, J.; Colombani, P.; Chandler, N. M.; Johnson, E.; Abdullah, F.

Pediatr Surg Int. 2016 Dec 28; 33(3):367-376


PURPOSE: Laparoscopy is being increasingly applied to pediatric inguinal hernia repair. In younger children, however, open repair remains preferred due to concerns related to anesthesia and technical challenges. We sought to assess outcomes after laparoscopic and open inguinal hernia repair in children less than or equal to 3 years. METHODS: A prospective, single-blind, parallel group randomized controlled trial was conducted at three clinical sites. Children

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