Male infertility after mesh hernia repair: A prospective study.

@article{Halln2011MaleIA,
  title={Male infertility after mesh hernia repair: A prospective study.},
  author={Magnus Hall{\'e}n and Gabriel Sandblom and P{\"a}r Nordin and Ulf Gunnarsson and Ulrik Kvist and Johan Westerdahl},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2011},
  volume={149 2},
  pages={179-84}
}
BACKGROUND Several animal studies have raised concern about the risk for obstructive azoospermia owing to vasal fibrosis caused by the use of alloplastic mesh prosthesis in inguinal hernia repair. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of male infertility after bilateral mesh repair. METHODS In a prospective study, a questionnaire inquiring about involuntary childlessness, investigation for infertility and number of children was sent by mail to a group of 376 men aged 18-55… CONTINUE READING

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