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Antegrade pampiniform plexus venography in recurrent varicocele: Case report and anatomy review.
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PMID:  21860716     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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Varicoceles are often treated with percutaneous embolization, using fibered coils and sclerosing agents, with the latter targeted at occlusion of pre-existing collateral veins. While various methods of surgical and embolization treatment are available, varicoceles may still recur from venous collateralization. We present a case, where following demonstration of complete occlusion of the right and left gonadal veins, direct puncture of the pampiniform venous plexus under ultrasound guidance revealed recurrent varicoceles supplied by anastomoses from the ipsilateral saphenous and femoral veins to the pampiniform plexus. In doing so, we describe a technique of percutaneous pampiniform venography in a case where the pertinent anatomy was not easily demonstrated by other methods.
Authors:
Vyacheslav Gendel; Ihab Haddadin; John L Nosher
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  World journal of radiology     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1949-8470     ISO Abbreviation:  World J Radiol     Publication Date:  2011 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-08-23     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2014-05-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101538184     Medline TA:  World J Radiol     Country:  China    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  194-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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