Inguinal hernia in the premature infant: management of a common problem.
Neonatal network : NN
Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most common surgical procedures performed on premature infants. Improved survival rates in the NICU have led to an increase in the incidence of premature infants with inguinal hernias. The NICU nurse, often the first to notice an inguinal hernia in a premature infant, should understand the etiology, basic pathophysiology, and nursing care for this condition.
Burd, A., & Burd, R. (2002). Inguinal hernia in the premature infant: management of a common problem.. Neonatal network : NN, 21 (7). http://dx.doi.org/10.1891/0730-08126.96.36.199