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Jangjoo A, Darabi Mahboub M R, Mehrabi Bahar M, Afzalaghaee M, Najib Jalali A, Aliakbarian M. Sexual function after Stoppa hernia repair in patients with bilateral inguinal hernia. Med J Islam Repub Iran. 2014; 28 (1) :296-300
URL: http://mjiri.iums.ac.ir/article-1-2321-en.html
Surgical Oncology Research Center, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran. , aliakbarianm@mums.ac.ir
Abstract:   (2515 Views)

  Background :This study was performed to evaluate the effect of Stoppa hernia repair on sexual function of the patients with bilateral inguinal hernia.

  Methods: In a prospective follow-up study, 50 patients with bilateral inguinal hernia were investigated to assess sexual function before and 1 and 6 months after standardized Stoppahernioplasty using the International Index of Erectile Function (IIEF) questionnaire. The mean scores obtained on pre- and postoperative visits for all domains of sexual function were analyzed and compared with the Friedman and paired Wilcoxon tests.

  Results: The mean score of IIEF at the first month after surgery was significantly declined compared to that before surgery and 6 months after surgery (P< 0.001), while the difference between preoperative score and the score at 6 months after surgery was not significant.

  Conclusion: Bilateral inguinal mesh repair with Stoppa technique can decreased sexual activity of the patients at one month after surgery, nevertheless it returns to its initial condition at 6 months after surgery. This suggests that the Stoppa technique does not affect the sexual function of patients with bilateral inguinal hernia.


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Type of Study: Original Research | Subject: Oncology

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