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The study was supported by TUEK (Board of Education and Expertise in Medicine – grant number 2016-1201).
Funding source had no involvement in conducting or reporting process of this study.
Comparison of Antisperm Antibody level following extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair and Lichenstein hernia >A randomzed rial
PURPOSE: We compared laparoscopic totally extraperitoneal (TEP) hernia repair and open Lichtenstein hernia repair (LHR) in terms of Antisperm Antibody Levels (ASA), pain, operative times, return to work times, hernia recurrence, and postsurgery complications.
METHODS: The patients were randomly divided into two groups as LHR and TEP. Blood samples were obtained for analysis of levels of ASA. Postoperative pain scores were assessed on the first day after repair using the Visual Analog Scale (VAS), and hernia recurrence, operation times, return to work times, and early and late postoperative complications were recorded.
RESULTS: Sixty male patients enrolled in the study. All patients were negative for ASA presurgery. ASA were detected in two patients in the LHR group postsurgery. The VAS score of the patients in the TEP repair group was significantly lower than that in the LHR group (median: 4.0 vs. 6.0) (p <0.001). The mean operation time in the TEP hernia repair group (50 min) was significantly longer than that in the LHR group (40 min) (40.0) (p <0.011). The median return to work time in the TEP hernia repair group (7 d) was significantly shorter than that in the LHR group (15 d)(p <0.001). There was no statistically significant difference between the two methods in terms of ASA,recurrence, or postoperative complications (p> 0.05).
DISCUSSION: Many studies have compared the superiority of different inguinal hernia repair methods. Which
CONCLUSION: It is not possible to determine the superiority of concerning technics in reducing infertility after surgery.
TEP inguinal hernia repair is superior to LHR in in terms of postoperative pain and return to work times.