Archives of Gynecology and Obstetrics

, Volume 279, Issue 2, pp 175–176 | Cite as

Inguinal herniorrhaphy in childhood may result in tubal damage and future infertility

  • Cetin Cam
  • Cem Celik
  • Ali Sancak
  • Cantekin Iskender
  • Ates Karateke
Case Report



Inguinal hernias commonly occur during infancy. They are approximately six times more common in males than in females. They are one of the most common surgical conditions in childhood. About 5–20% of inguinal hernias have the ovary or fallopian tube in the hernia sac. Surgical interventions during childhood may cause damage. Unawareness of this damage can cause infertility in future.

Case report

Presentation of a case diagnosed as having tubal damage during laparoscopic operation because of primary infertility with a history of inguinal hernia during her childhood. Inguinal hernia repair caused tubal damage and bilateral tubal occlusion as a cause of primary infertility.


Medical history is of great importance during infertility investigation and may reveal some unexpected conditions.


Endoscopy Infertility Fallopian tube Hernia Laparoscopy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cetin Cam
    • 1
  • Cem Celik
    • 1
  • Ali Sancak
    • 1
  • Cantekin Iskender
    • 2
  • Ates Karateke
    • 1
  1. 1.Zeynep Kamil Teaching HospitalIstanbulTurkey
  2. 2.Zekai Tahir Burak Teaching HospitalAnkaraTurkey

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