Journal article

Frequency of inguinal herniotomy in Australia (1998-2017)

Jaya Vikraman, Susan Donath, John M Hutson

Pediatric Surgery International | SPRINGER | Published : 2019

Abstract

BACKGROUND/AIM: Closure of the processus vaginalis (PV) is considered as the last step of testicular descent. Therefore, patent processus vaginalis (PV), and inguinal hernias are linked to cryptorchidism. As the National Australian incidence of orchidopexy has decreased over the previous 20 years, we aimed to explore the incidence of inguinal herniotomy (including hydrocele) over time in Australia. METHODS: The National Department of Human Services (DHS) database, and Bureau of Statistics database were obtained for the years 1998-2017. The numbers of inguinal herniotomies in patients aged 0-4, 5-14 and 15-24 yearswere examined with ethical approval. RESULTS: Over the 20-year period, over 87,..

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