Fertility of men following inguinal hernia repair.

@article{Yavetz1991FertilityOM,
  title={Fertility of men following inguinal hernia repair.},
  author={Haim Yavetz and B Harash and Leah Yogev and Zvi T. Homonnai and Gedalia F. Paz},
  journal={Andrologia},
  year={1991},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={443-6}
}
Among 8500 patients attending the fertility clinic due to infertility, 565 men (6.65%) reported an incidence of inguinal hernioplasty with or without subsequent atrophy of the testis. Semen quality (sperm concentrations, motility, and morphology) of these patients was markedly reduced in comparison to that of fertile men. In cases where hernioplasty was followed by atrophy of the testis, damage to sperm characteristics and Sertoli cell function was found to be far greater. This was also… CONTINUE READING

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