Table 2

Comparison of velocity in spermatic cord vessels (cm/s) among groups

VariablesIH groupMIH groupControlF valueP value
Hernia sideNormal sideHernia sideTreated side
SA-PSV*7.90±2.075.60±1.558.20±1.406.27±1.026.48±1.9212.603<0.001
PP-V†2.75±0.653.68±1.032.71±0.643.17±0.593.24±1.136.295<0.001
  • Values are mean±SD.

  • *One-way ANOVA (SA-PSV among the IH group, MIH group and control).

  • †One-way ANOVA (PP-V among the IH group, MIH group and control).

  • ANOVA, analysis of variance; IH, inguinal hernia;MIH, metachronous inguinal hernia; PP-V, velocity in pampiniform plexus; SA-PSV, peak systolic velocity in spermatic artery.