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Relationship between lower urinary tract symptoms and inguinal hernia

Aykut Buğra Sentürk, Musa Ekici, Ibrahim Tayfun Sahiner, Tuncay Tas, Basri Cakiroglu
  • Aykut Buğra Sentürk
    Hitit University Corum Training and Research Hospital, Urology Department, Turkey |
  • Musa Ekici
    Hitit University Corum Training and Research Hospital, Urology Department, Turkey
  • Ibrahim Tayfun Sahiner
    Hitit University Corum Training and Research Hospital, General Surgery Department, Turkey
  • Tuncay Tas
    Istanbul Esenyurt University, Private Esencan Hospital, Department of Urology, Turkey
  • Basri Cakiroglu
    Hisar Intercontinental Hospital, Department of Urology, Turkey


Aim: To determine the relationship between inguinal hernia (and inguinal hernia subtypes) and low urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) due to benign prostate hyperplasia (BPH), that could be more common than we think. Method: The study was designed retrospectively and was done in accordance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki, including 100 patients aged > 50 years that were divided into 2 groups: patients with BPH (BPH group) and patients with BPH and inguinal hernia (BPH-IH group 2). In addition, the BPH-IH group was subdivided according to 2 inguinal hernia subtypes; patients of BPH-IH subgroup A had direct inguinal hernia (n = 25) and those of BPH-IH subgroup B had indirect inguinal hernia (n = 25). Results: There was no statistical relationship and difference in rates between IPSS scores in both groups (p = 0.659) and there wasn’t a significant correlation between IPSS symptom severity and type of hernia, based on chi square analysis (p = 0.104) Conclusion: We were not able to prove our hypothesis that patients with inguinal hernia and BPH would have higher IPSS scores because of voiding dysfunction.


Inguinal hernia; Lower urinary tract symptoms; Benign prostatic hyperplasia

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Submitted: 2016-05-19 21:23:54
Published: 2016-12-30 00:00:00
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