Inguinal herniotomy is the surgical repair of an inguinal hernia or infantile hydroceles. An inguinal hernia is a bulge that occurs when the intestine protrudes out of the abdomen at the groin through a tear or weakness in the abdominal wall. A hydrocele is a bulge formed by the buildup of fluid around the testicles. These conditions are commonly seen in the early years of an infant.
Inguinal herniotomy is performed under spinal or inhalational anesthesia. Your child is placed in a supine position (with face upwards). A small incision is made in the groin on the side of the hernia and the hernial sac is identified. The sac is divided and the contents of the sac are completely emptied in case of a hydrocele or the herniated organ pushed back. The sac is then tied off. The incision is closed with dissolvable sutures. Following the surgery, your child may be discharged on the same or next day.
As with all invasive procedures, inguinal herniotomy may include complications such as bleeding, wound infection, injury to surrounding tissue/organs and recurrence of the hernia.
NMC UroCare provides specialized and experienced urologists, who weigh the risks and complications of surgery with its benefits before deciding on the same. For further information regarding Inguinal Herniotomy please contact NMC UroCare.