Subcutaneous endoscopically assisted ligation (SEAL) of the internal ring for repair of inguinal hernias in children: A novel technique

Michael R. Harrison, Hanmin Lee, Craig T. Albanese, Diana L Farmer

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Abstract

Subcutaneous endoscopically assisted ligation (SEAL) is a technique for high ligation of the patent processus at the internal ring without a groin incision or dissection of the vas and vessels. Under endoscopic visualization through a single umbilical port, a suture is guided extraperitoneally around the internal ring, avoiding the vas and vessels. The safety, efficacy (recurrence risk), and cost-effectiveness of this unproven procedure must be tested against standard open repair in a trial.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1177-1180
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Pediatric Surgery
Volume40
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2005

Keywords

  • Endoscopic visualization
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Patent processus
  • Subcutaneous endoscopically assisted ligation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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