A hernia happens when part of an internal organ usually the bowel pushes through a weak spot in the muscles covering the abdomen tummy. Hernias show up as a lump or bulge under the skin. An inguinal in-gwin-al hernia is a hernia that occurs in the groin. In boys, an inguinal hernia may extend into the scrotum pouch of skin containing the testes. Boys are up to eight times more likely than girls to have an inguinal hernia.
Laparoscopic hernia repair is similar to other laparoscopic procedures. General anesthesia is given, and a small cut incision is made in or just below the navel. The abdomen is inflated with air so that the surgeon can see the abdominal belly organs. A thin, lighted scope called a laparoscope is inserted through the incision.
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In an inguinal hernia, abdominal fat or a loop of small intestine enters the inguinal canal, a tubular passage through the lower layers of the abdominal wall. Hernia repairs are common—more than one million hernia repairs are performed each year in the U. Approximately , are to repair inguinal hernias and the rest are for other types of hernias.