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Hernia is a common word that most surgeons are familiar with. A retrospective study was planned to analyse the spectrum of abdominal wall hernias in a rural population inIndia. Majority of the patients were of 40 - 70 yrs. Male to female ratio was 7:1. Incidence of groin hernias showed an increasing trend with advancing age. Out of total 320 cases, inguinal hernias were predominating in 77.81% cases. Ventral hernias were present in about 18% cases. However, femoral hernias were rare. We concluded that spectrum of abdominal wall hernias is almost the same all over the globe despite having differences in their socioeconomic and educational status.
repairs in one of the most common surgical procedures in the pediatric
population. Its diagnosis is made easily and the repair is usually performed by
open surgery and with low complications rates. However, a substantial number of
topics concerning anesthetic management, the precise time of operation
especially in premature and high-risk infants, and the need of contralateral
exploration have not yet been resolved. Recently, the introduction of
laparoscopic repair seems to play a significant role regarding the safety, the
examination and possible simultaneously repair of the contralateral groin, and
the better cosmetic results. In this review, the current trends of the above
mentioned topics will be discussed.