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The evaluation of saphenofemoral insufficiency in primary adult varicocele.
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PMID:  20203336     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The aim of this study was to evaluate the possible relationship between varicocele and saphenofemoral insufficiency in patients diagnosed with primary varicocele. A total of 70 patients with the primary diagnosis of varicocele were included into the study. A total of 30 age-matched healthy adults were also included in the study as a control group. Varicocele was diagnosed by palpation and observation of each spermatic cord in standing position before and during a valsalva maneuver. Additionally, scrotal Doppler and lower extremity venous Doppler ultrasonography were performed. Patients who were with spermatic varicose vein larger than 3.0 mm were included in the study group as a varicocele patient. At the lower extremity venous Doppler ultrasonography, a retrograde flow lasting longer than 0.5 seconds during normal breathing or at the valsalva maneuver was considered to be meaningful for saphenofemoral junction insufficiency. Thirty-six (51.35%) patients had insufficiency in saphenofemoral junction in the study group (6 [8.5%] bilateral, 30 [42.85%] unilateral) whereas 8 (26.6%) had insufficiency in the control group (2 [6.6%] bilateral, 6 [20%] unilateral insufficiency). The patients with primary varicocele had a statistically significant (P = .02) higher rate of venous insufficiency in their saphenofemoral junctions when compared with the control group. In the present study, the rate of saphenofemoral insufficiency has been found to be statistically higher in patients with primary varicocele compared with healthy men. Depending on the common presence of valvular insufficiency, we believe that the presence of varicocele should be investigated in the young population suffering from saphenofemoral junction insufficiency.
Hakan Koyuncu; Mehmet Ergenoglu; Faruk Yencilek; Nilay Gulcan; Neslihan Tasdelen; Esin Yencilek; Kemal Sarica
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-03-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of andrology     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1939-4640     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Androl.     Publication Date:    2011 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-01-25     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8106453     Medline TA:  J Androl     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  151-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Yeditepe University Medical School, Department of Urology, Devlet yolu Ankara Cad. 102/104 34752 Kozyatağı, Istanbul, Turkey.
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