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Quick Summary: Treating Indirect Inguinal Hernia

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An inguinal hernia happens when part of the intestines slips into the groin (where the belly meets the upper leg) instead of staying in the belly as it should.

Inguinal hernia repair surgery is one of the most common types of surgery done on kids. Surgery is needed so that an inguinal hernia doesn’t get stuck and cause damage to the intestines.

  • 45-Second Summary: Indirect Inguinal Hernia

    45-Second Summary: Indirect Inguinal Hernia

    Learn the basics in 45 seconds.

Date reviewed: January 2022