The effects of Lichtenstein tension-free mesh hernia repair on testicular arterial perfusion and sexual functions


Bulus H., Dogan M., Tas A., Agladioglu K., COŞKUN A.

WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT, vol.125, pp.96-99, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 125
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00508-013-0321-7
  • Title of Journal : WIENER KLINISCHE WOCHENSCHRIFT
  • Page Numbers: pp.96-99

Abstract

Lichtenstein tension-free mesh hernia repair has been gold standard for treatment of inguinal hernia. Studies have demonstrated that the complication rate is low. However, because the structures in spermatic cord pass through a narrow space, there has been concern about injury to testicular artery, vein, and vas deferens. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effects of Lichtenstein tension-free mesh hernia repair on testicular arterial perfusion and sexual functions in early phase after the operation.