The Role of Laparoscopy in Children With Groin Problems

Himanshu Aggarwal; Barry A. Kogan


Transl Androl Urol. 2014;3(4):418-428. 

In This Article

Abstract and Introduction


The use of laparoscopic surgery has grown dramatically in recent years in most all types of surgery. Historically, the early use of laparoscopic surgery was for pelvic and groin problems. In this article we review the current technique, indications, benefits and complications of laparoscopy in diagnosis and management of various groin problems in children including undescended testes (non-palpable and palpable) and inguinal hernia.