Male infertility following inguinal hernia repair: a systematic review and pooled analysis

@article{Kordzadeh2016MaleIF,
  title={Male infertility following inguinal hernia repair: a systematic review and pooled analysis},
  author={Ali Kordzadeh and Mark O Liu and Naga Venkatesh Gupta Jayanthi},
  journal={Hernia},
  year={2016},
  volume={21},
  pages={1-7}
}
The aim of this systematic review is to establish the clinical impact of open (mesh and/or without mesh) and laparoscopic hernia repair (transabdominal pre-peritoneal (TAP) and/or totally extra-peritoneal (TEP)) on male fertility. The incidence of male infertility following various types of inguinal hernia repair is currently unknown. The lack of high-quality evidence has led to various speculations, suggestions and reliance on anecdotal experience in the clinical practice. An electronic search… CONTINUE READING