Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
Journal of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons
                                                   Official journal of the Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons                           
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 66--67

Is ligation of hernial sac during orchiopexy mandatory?


Veena Kumari, Nilay Biswas, Nilanjan Mitra, Hiralal Konar, Dipak Ghosh, Sukanta K Das 
 Department of Pediatric Surgery, Medical College and Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Veena Kumari
LHQ, Medical college & Hospital, 88 College Street, Kolkata-73, West Bengal
India

Aim: Traditionally, ligation of hernial sac during orchiopexy is considered mandatory to prevent postoperative development of hernia. A prospective study was carried out to see if it is actually required based on the fact that any peritoneal defect closes within 24 hours by metamorphosis of the in situ mesodermal cells. Methods: Fifty cases of undescended testis, age ranging from eight months to 12 years were enrolled. All of them underwent standard orchiopexy without ligation of the hernial sac. Results: Follow up of all cases ranged between 1.5 years to three years. Not a single case was reported with evidence of hernia. Conclusions: It is unnecessary to ligate the hernial sac during orchiopexy.


How to cite this article:
Kumari V, Biswas N, Mitra N, Konar H, Ghosh D, Das SK. Is ligation of hernial sac during orchiopexy mandatory?.J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg 2009;14:66-67


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Kumari V, Biswas N, Mitra N, Konar H, Ghosh D, Das SK. Is ligation of hernial sac during orchiopexy mandatory?. J Indian Assoc Pediatr Surg [serial online] 2009 [cited 2021 Oct 28 ];14:66-67
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