Direct inguinal hernias in children: laparoscopic aspects

Pediatr Surg Int. 2000;16(8):562-4. doi: 10.1007/s003830000431.


Among 109 children treated laparoscopically for inguinal hernias, 5 had direct hernias, more than would normally be anticipated. Two of the hernias were recurrences of indirect hernias operated upon previously using the open technique. Direct hernias are easier to detect with the laparoscopic technique.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Hernia, Inguinal / diagnosis*
  • Hernia, Inguinal / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Laparoscopy
  • Male