An inguinal hernia happens when part of theÂ intestinesÂ slips into the groin (where the belly meets the upper leg) instead of staying in the belly as it should.
InguinalÂ herniaÂ repair surgery is one of the most common types of surgery done on kids. Surgery is needed so that an inguinal hernia doesnâ€™t get stuck and cause damage to the intestines.
45-Second Summary: Indirect Inguinal Hernia
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Date reviewed: January 2022