Mesh hernia repair and male infertility: a retrospective register study.

@article{Halln2012MeshHR,
  title={Mesh hernia repair and male infertility: a retrospective register study.},
  author={Magnus Hall{\'e}n and Johan Westerdahl and P{\"a}r Nordin and Ulf Gunnarsson and Gabriel Sandblom},
  journal={Surgery},
  year={2012},
  volume={151 1},
  pages={94-8}
}
BACKGROUND Previous studies have suggested that the use of mesh in groin hernia repair may be associated with an increased risk for male infertility as a result of inflammatory obliteration of structures in the spermatic cord. In a recent study, we could not find an increased incidence of involuntary childlessness. The aim of this study was to evaluate this issue further. METHODS Men born between 1950 and 1989, with a hernia repair registered in the Swedish Hernia Register between 1992 and… CONTINUE READING

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