Inguinal Hernia Definition
It is a protrusion of part of abdominal content through the inguinal canal in the groin. Occur in male more than female, and could be congenital or acquired.
1-When the sac is empty there is no symptom.
2-When abdominal content are in the sac lead to incomplete bowel obstruction.
3-Discomfort and pain.
4-Constipation and anorexia.
5-If the loop of intestine is incarcerated in the sac, all symptoms of intestinal obstruction will appear.
2-Physical examination(finding sac when the infant cries or strains).
2-In carceration:the management will be:
a-Ice bag applied over the area to prevent edema.
b-Elevate the foot to prevent more abdominal content from going through the
c-Manual reduction under sedation.
1-Keep the infant calm ,prevent straining and cry.
3-Nothing by mouth after midnight.
1-Prevent contamination of the wound by keeping the area clean and dry.
2-Diaper left open.
3-Check vital sign.
4-First voiding is important.
5-Feeding after bowel resection was done.