Chapter 22. Hernia and Hydrocele Repair

  1. Duncan T. Wilcox MBBS, MD, FEAPU Associate Professor2,
  2. Prasad P. Godbole FRCS, FRCS, (Paed) Consultant Paediatric Urologist3 and
  3. Martin A. Koyle MD, FAAP, FACS Professor of Urology Pediatrics Chief4,5
  1. Henrik Steinbrecher BSc (Hons), MBBS, MS, FRCS, FRCS (Paed) Consultant Pediatric Urologist

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch22

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

How to Cite

Steinbrecher, H. (2008) Hernia and Hydrocele Repair, in Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management (eds D. T. Wilcox, P. P. Godbole and M. A. Koyle), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Pediatric Urology, Rose Mary Haggar Professorship in Urology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA

  2. 3

    Sheffield Children's NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK

  3. 4

    University of Washington, USA

  4. 5

    Division of Urology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Author Information

  1. Southampton General Hospital, Southampton, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162685

Online ISBN: 9781444304183



  • hernia and hydrocele repair;
  • incarceration rate;
  • inguinal herniotomy/ligation of PPV;
  • laparoscopic herniotomy;
  • femoral hernia repair;
  • residual hydrocele


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Surgical techniques

  • Outcomes

  • Complications and prevention of complications associated with surgery

  • Specific complications of laparoscopic herniotomy

  • Management of complications

  • Summary

  • References