Varicocele is a dilatation of the spermatic plexus due to a pathologic venous reflux in the testes. It affects about 15-18\% of adolescents. The modern diagnostic tools allow an early identification and a thorough staging. Surgical treatment in this phase seems to be useful for the preservation of gonad integrity. Recently, the interest in varicocele in pediatric surgery has increased because of the close relationship of this disease to male infertility. We performed a diagnostic-therapeutic protocol with a follow-up to evaluate the trophism and functional state of testes and to identify early recurrence of venous reflux. In our Institute, the surgical treatment usually performed is resection of spermatic plexus through an inguinal approach. This technique is simple, yields good outcome and has no morbidity.

[Varicocelectomy by an inguinal approach. Our experience].

GARZI, Alfredo;
1998

Abstract

Varicocele is a dilatation of the spermatic plexus due to a pathologic venous reflux in the testes. It affects about 15-18\% of adolescents. The modern diagnostic tools allow an early identification and a thorough staging. Surgical treatment in this phase seems to be useful for the preservation of gonad integrity. Recently, the interest in varicocele in pediatric surgery has increased because of the close relationship of this disease to male infertility. We performed a diagnostic-therapeutic protocol with a follow-up to evaluate the trophism and functional state of testes and to identify early recurrence of venous reflux. In our Institute, the surgical treatment usually performed is resection of spermatic plexus through an inguinal approach. This technique is simple, yields good outcome and has no morbidity.
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