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Management of Genitourinary Tract Pathology Encountered During Inguinal Herniorrhaphy

  • W. Scott McDougal

Abstract

Complications of the genitourinary tract during and following inguinal herniorrhaphy are rare. On occasion, however, unexpected pathology is found during inguinal exploration, or an inadvertent injury to structures of the genitourinary tract may occur. The ability to recognize unexpected pathological processes or injuries and deal with them appropriately during the operative event minimizes postoperative morbidity. In this chapter, complications involving the bladder, the cord and its structures, the testicle, and the epididymis are explored.

Keywords

Inguinal Hernia Inguinal Hernia Repair Internal Ring Radical Retropubic Prostatectomy Tunica Albuginea 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Scott McDougal
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  1. 1.Department of UrologyHarvard Medical School, Massachusetts General HospitalBostonUSA

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