Operative treatment of inguinal hernia on children using minimally invasive PIRS technique
Inguinal hernia repair is one of the most frequently performed operative procedures in pediatric population and one of the most common reasons for pediatric surgical referral. The golden standard of treatment is an open surgical approach through a groin incision, however in recent years laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair in children has become more and more popular. In our case, we decided to perform the PIRS technique, invented by professor Dariusz Patkowski, which has not been successfully performed in our country so far. The advantages of this technique include the use of only one umbilical port, resulting in short operative times, relative simplicity of the procedure and excellent cosmetic results. The PIRS technique is already routinely performed in Poland on children aged up to 14.5 years.
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