Profile of Contralateral Patent Processus Vaginali in Pediatric Patients with Unilateral Inguinal Hernia
Keywords:laparoscopic transinguinal technique, Patent Processus Vaginali, unilateral inguinal hernia
Objective: Reporting the incidence of contralateral patent processus vaginali (CPPV) in pediatric patients
with unilateral inguinal hernia. Methods: The study was conducted from November 2010 - February
2012. Patient’s identity were recorded for registration number, name, age, gender, address and date of
examination. The surgery was conducted by a trainee pediatric surgeon as a researcher and resident. High
ligation procedure and diagnostic of contralateral PPV. Results: This study included 40 pediatric patients of
various ages diagnosed with lateral inguinal hernia. There were 31 male patients (77.5%), 24 patients (60%)
with right inguinal hernia patients, and 14 patients (35%) aged 0-1 years. Conclusion: The transinguinal
laparoscopic contralateral PPV technique is helpful in diagnosing the presence of contralateral PPV. The
incidence of contralateral PPV in this study was 27.5%. Furthermore, early age increased the incidence of
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