Title

Inguinal hernia in the premature infant: management of a common problem.

Document Type

Journal Article

Publication Date

1-1-2002

Journal

Neonatal network : NN

Volume

21

Issue

7

DOI

10.1891/0730-0832.21.7.39

Abstract

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.

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