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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 65-73

Management options of varicoceles


Department of Surgery, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A1, Canada

Correspondence Address:
Peter Chan
S 6.95 Urology, 687 Pine West, Department of Surgery, McGill University Health Center, Montreal, QC, H3A 1A1
Canada
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DOI: 10.4103/0970-1591.78431

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Varicocele is one of the most common causes of male infertility. Treatment options for varicoceles includes open varicocelectomy performed at various anatomical levels. Laparoscopic varicocelectomy has been established to be a safe and effective treatment for varicoceles. Robotic surgery has been introduced recently as an alternative surgical option for varicocelectomy. Microsurgical varicocelectomy has gained increasing popularity among experts in male reproductive medicine as the treatment of choice for varicocele because of its superior surgical outcomes. There is a growing volume of literature in the recent years on minimal invasive varicocele treatment with percutaneous retrograde and anterograde venous embolization/sclerotherapy. In this review, we will discuss the advantages and limitations associated with each treatment modality for varicoceles. Employment of these advanced techniques of varicocelectomy can provide a safe and effective approach aiming to eliminate varicocele, preserve testicular function and, in a substantial number of men, increase semen quality and the likelihood of pregnancy.


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