Non-Strangulated (Non-Obstructed) Inguinal Herniarepair is the most common operation performed on premature infants. If it is easily reducible and causing no other problems, it is recommended that it is operated on before the infant’s discharge home.
A loop of small intestine becomes trapped in the hernial sac. Early reduction is important to save the trapped bowel and also the testis on the same side. The testicular vessels can be severely comprised by a tense hernia in infants.