Hernias may have dreadful consequences including blockages, gangrene, infection and death. Donate, and help a patient avoid complications from hernia.
PEDIATRIC HERNIA SURGERY
Inguinal hernia (IH) is a defect in lower abdominal wall, which mostly involves bowel loops descending from abdomen to groin.
It is one of the most frequently seen conditions in pediatric surgical units, with a male predominance.
The condition is associated with an increased risk of obstruction and incarceration of an IH. Incarceration of IH can have dreadful consequences like testicular atrophy/gangrene, intestinal obstruction, gut gangrene, sepsis and death.
Incidence of IH in preterm babies
Procedures performed in 2020
BENEFITS OF SURGERY
Prevents recurrence of the hernia
Returns the patient to normal activities quickly and reduces pain
Improves quality of life