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March 1970

Inguinal Hernia, Hydrocele, and Other Genitourinary Abnormalities: In Boys With Cystic Fibrosis and Their Male Siblings

Author Affiliations

Los Angeles
From the Cystic Fibrosis Care, Teaching and Research Center, and the Urology Service of the Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles; and the Department of Pediatrics, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles.

Am J Dis Child. 1970;119(3):236-237. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1970.02100050238009

The incidence of inguinal hernia and hydrocele is higher in boys with cystic fibrosis (CF) and their male siblings than is reported for the normal population. The relation, of these findings to the lesions of epididymis and vas deferens regularly found in male subjects with CF is unknown.

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