A hernia occurs when tissue, such as part of the intestine, protrudes through a weak spot in the abdominal muscles. A hernia in the groin is common called an inguinal hernia. Inguinal hernia in children is actually the bowel that comes through a tube, which should have occluded immediately after birth, called the Renal Tubule.

While children develop in the womb, the testicles were developing inside the abdomen. By the 7th month towards the end of pregnancy, each testicle creates a passage (process vaginalis) as it travels into the scrotum. As it moves and pulls along the thin membrane in the abdominal cavity that connects and supports internal organs, also known as the Peritoneum. Peritoneum travels to the scrotum and forms a tube called the Renal Tubule, which should have occluded immediately after birth. If this passage fails to close and is quite wide, the abdominal lining and sometimes bowel can bulge through it, causing a lump to form in the groin area. This is called an inguinal hernia. If the passage is quite narrow, only fluid from the abdomen can flow through it to the scrotum, causing a fluid-filled sac to develop. This is called a hydrocele. Although girls do not have testicles, they do have an inguinal canal, so they can develop hernias in this area as well. In girls, from an ovary or fallopian tube (instead of the male testicle), through an opening into the groin, it can extend to one of the outer labia (the larger lips of tissue around the vaginal opening).

Diagnosis and treatments of Inguinal hernias and Hydrocele are provided at City International Hospital

Inguinal hernias occur: In 0.8 % to 4.4 % of full-term infants, in 30 % of premature infants

Inguinal Hernia Vs Hydrocele: An inguinal hernia occurs when abdominal organs protrude into the inguinal canal or scrotum. Hydrocele is a collection of fluid within a pouch that produces swelling in the groin region or scrotum. A hydrocele often resolves themselves.

Inguinal Hernia Symptoms A bulge in the groin seen when an infant cries or passes a bowel movement, or, in an older child, seen at bath time, after exercise or when coughing

A hydrocele is a bulge in the scrotum, smooth. Sometimes the baby falls as the scrotum backs up from the fluid that flows back into the abdomen, which is also found in the inguinal hernia. If the Renal Tubule is shrunken at the top, the fluid in the tube that does not flow into the abdomen is called varicocele. Varicocele doesn’t change in size.

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Inguinal hernias are more common among boys, particularly those who are premature.  Inguinal hernia in girl under the age of 1 is ovarian hernia. By touching you will feel a rounded smooth u 1cm in size in the groin. Normal inguinal hernia is seen only when the baby is standing, coughing, coughing. An inguinal ovarian hernia is when you can feel the ovary when the baby lies down. This is a case of urgent surgery.

Specific treatment for an inguinal hernia will be determined by your child's doctor. All inguinal hernias must be fixed with surgery. Untreated hernia can lead to the death of the affected bowel tissue which is life-threatening.

Hydroceles may sometimes go away on their own and observation is usually recommended. In infants, unless a hydrocele is extremely large or grows rapidly, surgery is not usually recommended until the infant is a minimum of 24 months old.

Surgery to fix a hernia or hydrocele is performed as an outpatient. A child will usually be discharged home the same day of surgery.

Pediatrics Department's keynote activities

  • Neonatal Pediatrics: Prenatal Diagnosis for Congenital Malformations and Genetic Disorders, Pre-discharge screening, Schedule Follow-up Visits and Immunizations to Stay on Track.
  • General pediatrics: General examination and Vaccination, treatment of common childhood illnesses.
  • Pediatric Specialties: Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Urology, Neurology, Cardiology, Pulmonology.
  • Pediatric Emergency Medicine and intensive care: respiratory failure, circulatory failure, neurological resuscitation ...
  • Using Healthcare Technology to Support Quality of Treatment: Hemofiltration, Gastrointestinal Endoscopy, Color Doppler Ultrasound, Bedside Radiography, Electrophysiology, Pediatric Electrocardiography, and Pediatric Physiotherapy.
  • Medical and surgical treatment of congenital health problems in children.
  • Antenatal counselling for fetus congenital malformations, particularly the urinary system and the digestive tract. Parents are instructed what to do..
  • Pediatric surgery: abdominal surgery, Urologic Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, and future thoracic and cardiac surgery .
  • Surgical treatment of intestinal obstruction and disorders atrophy of the vitelline duct, intestinal obstruction, Neonatal bowel obstruction.
  • Surgical treatment of gastrointestinal non-urgent defects, such as Hirsch sprung disease, atrophy of bile duct, bile duct cysts....
  • Consultations and treatments for all diseases and disorders of the urinary tract, child genitalia such as circumcision, inguinal hernia, esophagus, hidden testis, low urinary retention, water retention and other sexual dysfunction in men and women, cases of gender ambiguity.

For appointment or more information about the services provided by Pediatrics Department,  please contact:

City International Hospital

Operator: (8428) 6280 3333, ext. 8035 or 8036

Or call Pediatrics Department

Head of Department: Dr. Nguyen Bach Hue

Nurse Station: (8428) 6280 3333, ext. 8164

Patient service: (8428) 6280 3333, ext. 8158 or 8191

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