Response to letter to the Editor re' 15-year varicocelectomy outcomes in pediatric age: Beware of genitofemoral nerve injury'

Published:September 20, 2021DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpurol.2021.09.014
      We would like to thank the author for the interest in our paper regarding nerve injury after laparoscopic varicocelectomy [
      • Soares-Aquino C.
      • Vasconcelos-Castro S.
      • Campos J.M.
      • Soares-Oliveira M.
      15-Year varicocelectomy outcomes in pediatric age: beware of genitofemoral nerve injury.
      ] and for the pertinent comments made. Nerve injury after laparoscopic surgery is, in fact, a known but commonly neglected complication of various procedures [
      • Muensterer O.J.
      Genitofemoral nerve injury after laparoscopic varicocelectomy in adolescents.
      ,
      • Chrouser K.
      • Vandersteen D.
      • Crocker J.
      • Reinberg Y.
      Nerve injury after laparoscopic varicocelectomy.
      ,
      • Sharp E.
      • Roberts M.
      • Żurada-Zielińska A.
      • Zurada A.
      • Gielecki J.
      • Tubbs R.S.
      • et al.
      The most commonly injured nerves at surgery: a comprehensive review.
      ,
      • Bohrer J.C.
      • Walters M.D.
      • Park A.
      • Polston D.
      • Barber M.D.
      Pelvic nerve injury following gynecologic surgery: a prospective cohort study.
      ]. The cause of this lesion is frequently not identified. In light of the comments made to our paper, we would like to clarify some details about the 3 cases of nerve injury reported by us.
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