Is inguinal hernia a risk factor for varicocele in the young male population?
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Objectives: The aim of this study is to investigate the role of the inguinal hernia over the development of varicocele, in cases with accompanying inguinal hernia. Methods: The continuous variables were calculated from mean and standard deviation, and intermittent variables were calculated over percentage and frequency. Normality testing was performed on continuous variables using the Kolmogorov-Smirnov test. Univariate analyses were performed using the unpaired Mann-Whitney U test and Chi-squared test was used for proportions. Kendall's tau-b correlation coefficient was used for correlition coefficient. Logistic regression modeling were used to identify the impact of inguinal hernias on selected cases. The data were analyzed with SPSS™ for Windows 22 (SPSS,Chicago, IL). Results: Twelve cases (23.1%) in the inguinal hernia group also had varicocele, which was relatively high, whereas 12 cases with inguinal hernia in the varicocele group corresponded to only were 4.02% (12/52 (23.1%) vs 12/298 (4.02%) ). On the other hand, as a result of the binary logistic regression, we found statistically significant difference in the probability of being diagnosed varicocele among the patients with inguinal hernia as 1.94 times. Conclusions: We think that in addition to the direct compression of some of the inguinal hernias on testicular veins, the potential for a combination of common enzymatic and biochemical disorders in some of the cases involving these two disorders may be play role.
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