Treatment of varicoceles: techniques and outcomes

We review the indications for treatment of varicoceles, post-intervention outcomes following treatment, and the various techniques for treatment of varicoceles.

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Volume 108, Issue 3, Pages 378–384

Authors:

Dane Johnson, M.D., Jay Sandlow, M.D.

Abstract:

Varicoceles, a dilation of veins within the pampiniform plexus, are present in ∼15% of the general male population. This paper reviews the indications for treatment of varicoceles, post-intervention outcomes following treatment, and the various techniques for treatment of varicoceles. The aim of this review is to describe and compare complications associated with each approach to varicocele treatment.

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Fertility and Sterility

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