Open Inguinal Hernia Repair (Herniorrhaphy, Hernioplasty)
Adults and children who have a hernia repair are at risk for:
- Reaction to anesthesia (main risk).
- Infection and bleeding at the site.
- Nerve damage, numbness of skin, loss of blood supply to scrotum or testicles resulting in testicular atrophy (all infrequent).
- Damage to the cord that carries sperm from the testicles to the penis (vas deferens), which results in an inability to father children.
- Damage to the femoral artery or vein.
|By:||Reference Healthwise Staff||Last Revised: November 15, 2012|
|Medical Review:||Reference E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Reference Kenneth Bark, MD - Surgery, Colon and Rectal