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Male infertility after endoscopic Totally Extraperitoneal (Tep) hernia repair (Main): rationale and design of a prospective observational cohort study

Nelleke Schouten16*, Thijs van Dalen1, Niels Smakman1, Sjoerd G Elias2, Cees van de Water3, Roan J Spermon4, Laurens Sibinga Mulder5 and Ine P J Burgmans1

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Surgery/Hernia Clinic, Diakonessenhuis Utrecht/Zeist, Utrecht, The Netherlands

2 Julius Center for Health Sciences and Primary Care, Utrecht, The Netherlands

3 Department of Laboratory, Diakonessenhuis Utrecht/Zeist, Utrecht, The Netherlands

4 Department of Urology, Diakonessenhuis Utrecht/Zeist, Utrecht, The Netherlands

5 Department of Radiology, Diakonessenhuis Utrecht/Zeist, Utrecht, The Netherlands

6 Department of Surgery, Diakonessenhuis, Professor Lorentzlaan 76, 3707, HL, Zeist, The Netherlands

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BMC Surgery 2012, 12:7  doi:10.1186/1471-2482-12-7

Published: 21 May 2012

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Addendum A: Scrotal Ultrasound.

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