External Genital Abnormalities and Inguinal Hernia among Males of Children Nurseries, North West of Iran

Haratipour, Hossein and Zolfaghari, Pouneh and Sohrabi, Mohammad Bagher Sohrabi and Yahyaei, Behrooz and Nick kheslat, Nasim and Yahyaei, Ehahe and Ghasemi, Ali and Eskandari, Zahra (2016) External Genital Abnormalities and Inguinal Hernia among Males of Children Nurseries, North West of Iran. International Journal of Pediatrics, 4 (2). pp. 1407-1411.

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Abstract

Background Abnormalities of external genitalia in male children nurseries and inguinal hernia are the most common congenital disorders in children. We aimed to determine prevalence rate of inguinal hernia and other genital among children nurseries, in Shahrood-Iran. Materials and Methods In this descriptive cross-sectional study, we examined 920 children nurseries boys. Physical examination of children was performed in presence of a parent in a warm room in supine and upright position with and without Valsalva maneuver. A written consent was obtained from parents before examination. Past medical history and history of surgery on inguinal and genital area was taken. Examination was performed 2 interns who were trained about genital system examination. Results A total of 920 children nurseries boys aged 3 to 6 years were examined which were detected in 88 children and prevalence rate of these abnormalities were 9.6. The prevalence of abnormalities in the children under study were as follows: Inguinal hernia (5.1), cryptorchidism (2.1), Hydrocele (1.5), hypospadias (0.4), Varicocele (0.1), micropenis (0.4). Conclusion Regarding to relatively high prevalence rate of these abnormalities and low level of people knowledge, seem screening systems for diagnosis and appropriate treatment of these abnormalities to be necessary.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WA Public Health
WS Pediatrics
Divisions: Journals > International J Pediatrics
Depositing User: IJP IJP
Date Deposited: 28 Sep 2017 12:55
Last Modified: 28 Sep 2017 12:55
URI: http://eprints.mums.ac.ir/id/eprint/6062

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