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Title: Genital abnormalities and groin hernias in elementary-school children in Aqaba: an epidemiological study
Authors: Al Abbadi, K.
Smadi, S.A.
Issue Date: 2000
Language: English
Abstract: The prevalence of groin hernias and genital abnormalities in children in southern Jordan was investigated. A total of 1748 boys aged 6-12 years underwent clinical examinations of the groin. Abnormalities were detected in 320 children [18.31%]. Of these, 235 had indirect inguinal hernia, 37 undescended testes, 22 retractile testes, 13 hypospadias, 8 left varicocele, 4 hydrocele and 1 ambiguous genitalia. Herniotomies were noted in 56 children with failure in 2 cases. Of 4 children who had undergone orchiopexy, 2 had failed. No child had had surgery for hypospadias or varicocele. Education of the public and medical staff about these abnormalities is needed to improve the outcome
Description: 293-298
Keywords: Hernia, Inguinal
Schools
Child
Epidemiologic Studies
Subject: Genitalia, Male
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118867
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0602_3/emhj_2000_6_2_3_293_298.pdf
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