Hernia in children
Childhood Diseases / / March 30, 2016
hernia in children is seriously ill, requiring appropriate treatment.And many "national" funds often provide a disservice.Anxiety parents can understand the child something sticks out on his stomach, the surgeon said that, they say, will resolve wait and advertisements enticing offer: "vpravlyu hernia children of any age."
What is a hernia?It is not that other, as a kind of "bag" that goes under certain conditions from the abdominal cavity.It may be bowel, omentum, or any other body.So if your baby when crying, anxiety, or straining at pupochka or groin painless protrusion formed, vanishing in a calm state, you have the right to suspect a hernia.Do not panic.Detection of hernia is not always entails emergency surgery.Exception - strangulated hernia overflow hernia sac.
Hernias in children usually are congenital and occur, usually shortly after birth.The reason - the weakness of the muscles of the anterior abdominal wall.Sometimes, these muscles are weak sharpen that still underdeveloped: the child was born prematurely or physiologically immature - not all the bodies had finally formed.Two types of hernias, often encountered in children differ from each other.And it is not only a place of its appearance (umbilical hernia - in the navel area, and groin, respectively - groin).
Inguinal hernia is more common in boys.Moreover, often combined with a delay of a testicle in the abdomen or inguinal canal.It is easily confused with hydrocele, in which the scrotum is swollen due to the excessive formation of the fluid surrounding the testicles, as well as with varicocele.Therefore unacceptable self-treatment and diagnosis.Girls inguinal hernia is much less common, but its appearance is especially bad for them: still "sleeping" the ovaries can not withstand prolonged compression, and soft tissue can die.
strangulated hernia - a serious cause for treatment to the doctor and emergency care.If the infringement of the child becomes restless, he develops a sudden severe pain and muscle tension in the area of herniation, which ceases to reduce a into the abdominal cavity.A few hours later the pain may subside, but the child becomes lethargic, complains of malaise.
infringement of an umbilical hernia rare.These respond well to conservative hernia (without surgery) treatment.Often enough medical gymnastics and massage to the front abdominal wall is strengthened, the umbilical ring is reduced and the hernia had disappeared.This typically occurs to five years.If still remains a need for surgery, it is better to do it at that age.
for girls surgery is necessary in the case of expanded umbilical ring.In the future it may be that pregnancy and childbirth will enhance it even more, and then again there is a danger of a hernia.Can a hernia occur again?Maybe, but very rarely.And when the right conditions for the operation that appears.
widely included in the practice of surgery of the newest medical technologies in the field of sparing and bloodless treatment methods negate the possibility of complications, but also make the operation less traumatic and far less painful.After some time of illness will be over: after the operation is performed without an incision.But most importantly - reduced the stay of the child in the hospital.The kid has not parted with my mother.And within a few hours after the surgery is going home.
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