Giant inguinal hernia in a preterm child: Technical challenges and long-term outcome

Lauri Kauhanen, Tarja Iber, Topi T. Luoto

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Giant inguinal hernias are rare in children, and they represent a unique challenge for pediatric surgeons. The sparse literature includes variable definitions of the disease and different surgical techniques without significant difficulties with the decrease of abdominal domain. We present a prematurely born boy with a unilateral giant inguinal hernia which developed promptly after birth. This case highlights the multiple possible challenges related to giant inguinal hernias in children. We also discuss the possible treatment options and the advantages and disadvantages based on the current literature.

Original languageEnglish
Article number102221
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2022
Publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Abdominal domain
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Premature infant

Publication forum classification

  • Publication forum level 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Surgery


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