CLINICAL STUDY AND MANAGEMENT OF INGUINOSCROTAL AND SCROTAL SWELLINGS IN CHILDREN BELOW 12 YEARS OF AGE.

Saiprasad Shetty, M. N. Ghatage, R. M. Kulkarni, Sarungbam Malem Devi

Abstract


INTRODUCTION:-Inguino-scrotal and scrotal swellings are noticed either by the parent or by a physician when the child is straining or crying. The causes of the swellings have different origin and require variability in their management. As infants and children cannot express themselves like adults, they are more prone to complications. METHODS:-This clinical study comprises of , all children (below 12 years of age) with the complaint of swelling or accidental finding during examination of a swelling in the inguino-scrotal and scrotal region. All the data was collected and summed up in the proforma. RESULTS:-The highest incidence according to age is between 4- 6yrs. In this study, birth history term children are more prone to these swellings followed by preterm which is different from the previous studies. CONCLUSION:-This study will help us to diagnose the swellings with the help of their clinical findings and plan further management and conclude the further prognosis of these swelling pre-operatively which will reduce the complications and death rate caused due the swelling.


Keywords


Congenital hernia, hydrocele, patent processusvaginalis, undescended testis.

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