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Table 1 Clinical profile of infantile inguinal hernia

From: The demographic profile and the management of infantile inguinal hernia: a 3-year’s review

ParametersGI
0–6 months
GII
6–12 months
P valueSignificance
No of study subjects-118N = 89 (75.4%)N = 29 (24.6%)
Age (days)79 ± 36312 ± 52.8< 0.001HS
Gender    
 Male    
 Female70 (78.65%)24 (82.75%)
 Ratio19 (21.3%)5 (17.24%)  
Duration of symptoms (days)
(Mean ± SD)
3.6:14.8:1  
Birth wt (Kgs)
(Mean ± SD)
3 ± 32.63 ± 0.4> 0.05NS
Wt at time of surgery (Kgs)
(Mean ± SD)
3.82 ± 1.128 ± 1.0< 0.0001HS
Preterm babies (28–37 weeks)22 (24.71%)0 (0%)
LIH-
RIH-
B/L-IH
Metachronous IH-
38 (42.66%)
31 (34.83%)
18 (20.2%)
2 (2.24%)
14 (48.27%)
10 (34.48%)
5 (17.24%)
0
HB (gms) (Mean ± SD)11 ± 1.5711 ± 1.0> 0.05NS
Reducible hernia–
Special contents-
Irreducible hernia–
Contents-ovary
81 (91%)
*Ovary-3 (3.7%)
*AH-2 (2.46%)
*8 (8.9%)
R-3 (37.5%)
L-5 (62.5%)
2 (25%)
26 (89.65%)
*Ovary- 1 (3.8%)
*Chylous ascites-1 (3.8%)
*Enterocele-1 (3.8%)
*3 (10.34%)
R-1 (33.3%)
L-2 (66%)
1 (33.3%)
Lohs (days) (Mean ± SD)5 ± 53.55 ± 2.100.149NS
Syndromic babies4 (4.49%)1 (0.0345%)
Other proceduresMitchell banks’-3 (3.3%)Mesh repair-1 (2.9%)
Recurrence1 (1.12%)0 (0.0345%)
Infection00
Surgical morbidity1 (0.85%)0
General morbidity11  
General mortality01 (0.847%)  
  1. LIH left inguinal hernia, RIH right inguinal hernia, BLIH bilateral inguinal hernia, HB hemoglobin, AH Amyand’s hernia, LOH lenght of hospital stay