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Evaluation of inguinal swelling in children

David J Mathison, MD, MBA
Section Editor
George A Woodward, MD
Deputy Editor
James F Wiley, II, MD, MPH


This discussion will be limited to an approach to swelling of the inguinal area.

Evaluation and treatment of hernias, lymphadenopathy, cryptorchidism, and isolated scrotal swelling in children are discussed separately:

(See "Overview of inguinal hernia in children".)

(See "Peripheral lymphadenopathy in children: Evaluation and diagnostic approach".)

(See "Undescended testes (cryptorchidism) in children: Clinical features and evaluation" and "Undescended testes (cryptorchidism) in children: Management".)


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