Groins and the abdominal wall

9th June 2022, 19:00 to 20:00 BST

Overview

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.

Aims

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.

Learning Objectives

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

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Panellists

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.

CPD

1 Hour

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Recording

A recording of the webinar will be made available on this page in the days following the live broadcast.


We are trialing a new registration form for this webinar. If you have any feedback relating to the new form or if you run into any issues while registering, please contact us at webinars@rcsed.ac.uk.



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