An electrophysiologic evaluation of whether open and laparoscopic techniques used in pediatric inguinal hernia repairs affect the genitofemoral nerve.

@article{elebi2013AnEE,
  title={An electrophysiologic evaluation of whether open and laparoscopic techniques used in pediatric inguinal hernia repairs affect the genitofemoral nerve.},
  author={S{\"u}leyman Çelebi and D{\"u}rdane Aksoy and Betul Cevik and Abdullah Yildiz and Semiha Kurt and Ali İhsan Dokucu},
  journal={Journal of pediatric surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={48 10},
  pages={2160-3}
}
BACKGROUND A prospective study was performed to evaluate the effect of inguinal hernia repairs on the genitofemoral nerve (GFN), and to compare postoperative electrophysiologic changes in the GFN of patients who had undergone either open or laparoscopic surgery. METHODS Seventy patients with a mean age of 6.48 ± 3.49 were enrolled in the study. Either open or laparoscopic techniques were used to operate on the patients' inguinal hernias. In all cases, bilateral GFN motor responses were… CONTINUE READING