Testicular functions, chronic groin pain, and quality of life after laparoscopic and open mesh repair of inguinal hernia: a prospective randomized controlled trial

@article{Singh2011TesticularFC,
  title={Testicular functions, chronic groin pain, and quality of life after laparoscopic and open mesh repair of inguinal hernia: a prospective randomized controlled trial},
  author={Anand Narayan Singh and Virinder Kumar Bansal and Mahesh Chandra Misra and Subodh Kumar and Study Rajeshwari and Atin Kumar and Rajesh Sagar and Anand C. Kumar},
  journal={Surgical Endoscopy},
  year={2011},
  volume={26},
  pages={1304-1317}
}
Laparoscopic inguinal hernia repair is still not the gold standard for patients with inguinal hernia. The aim of this study was to compare testicular dysfunction, incidence and factors influencing chronic groin pain, and quality of life after laparoscopic and open mesh repair. One hundred twenty patients were studied in a prospective randomized trial. One hundred seventeen patients completed the required follow-up, 60 following laparoscopic repair and 57 following open repair. Testicular… CONTINUE READING