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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 2465-2468

Does laparoscopic hernia repair affect the vascularity of testis?

1 Department of General Surgery, AIIMS Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
2 Department of Radiodiagnosis, AIIMS Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
3 Department of Trauma and Emergency, AIIMS Jodhpur, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India

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Dr. Mayank Badkur
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DOI: 10.4103/jfmpc.jfmpc_203_20

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Context: Laparoscopic hernia repair, despite its safety and effectivity is related to some drawbacks. Testicular complications are uncommon but serious among them. Testicular atrophy occurs in 0% to 2% of patients after hernioplasty. Aim: In this study, we tried to evaluate the effects of laparoscopic total extraperitoneal (TEP) repair on testicular blood flow in Indian population by comparing the testicular perfusion in preoperative and postoperative status. Settings and Design: A prospective study. Subjects and Methods: A prospective study was conducted among adult male patients having an uncomplicated inguinal hernia. Preoperative and postoperative CDUS evaluation of testicular blood flow was done for each patient. Statistical Analysis Used: Data were analyzed using the SPSS (SPSS, Chicago, IL, USA) software program. Results: The resistive indexes of testicular, capsular, and intratesticular arteries of the operated and nonoperated side were similar preoperatively and did not differ ominously postoperatively. Conclusion: Laparoscopic hernia surgery does not have any significant effect on testicular blood supply and can be advocated safely without any added risk of testicular atrophy.

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