Groins and the abdominal wall
9th June 2022, 19:00 to 20:00 BST
This is the first webinar in a new series covering General Surgery of Childhood. This session will cover aetiology, embryology and epidemiology of inguinoscrotal swellings along with presentation and management of inguinal hernias/hydroceles, undescended testes and abdominal wall hernias.
This webinar will feature a tutorial with question and answer session for surgeons in their early years of training or medical practitioners who may come across children in their day to day practice. The webinar will enable attendees to be able to diagnose and formulate appropriate management plan for children presenting with inguinoscrotal pathology and abdominal wall hernias.
By the end of this webinar, attendees should be able to:
Explain aetiology, embryology and epidemiology of inguinoscrotal swellings
Inguinal hernias: understand definition, presentation, management and complications
Hydrocele: understand definition, presentation and management
Be able to differentiate between a hernia and a hydrocele on history and examination
Cryptorchidism: understand definition, risk factors, how to assess (including key questions and examination), indications for operative intervention, different operative approaches, complications
Abdominal wall hernias: understand different types of paediatric abdominal wall hernias along with their natural history, management and complications
Our panellists include:
- Melanie Clarke (chair), Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Aberdeen. Consultant paediatric and neonatal surgeon with interest in paediatric gastrointestinal conditions.
- Nikola Henderson (presenting consultant), Consultant Colorectal Surgeon, Ninewells Hospital, Dundee. Consultant adult colorectal surgeon with interest in general surgery of childhood.
- Chris Driver, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Aberdeen. Consultant paediatric and neonatal surgeon with specialist interest in paediatric urological conditions.
- Robin Garret-Cox, Consultant Paediatric Surgeon, Bristol Royal Hospital for Children, Bristol. Consultant paediatric and neonatal surgeon with interest in paediatric oncology.
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