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Radiologically assessed testicular changes in infertile males with varicocele.
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PMID:  21615451     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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The aim of this study was to assess vascular disturbances in the testis of infertile males associated with varicocele. In total, 124 consecutive male subjects were divided into the following groups: healthy fertile controls (n = 10), Gp1 (n = 28); infertile males with subclinical varicocele, Gp2 (n = 26); infertile males with grade I left varicocele, Gp3 (n = 28); infertile males with grade II left varicocele and Gp4 (n = 32); infertile males with grade III left varicocele. They were subjected to colour duplex for pampiniform plexus and scrotal scintigraphy. There was significant decrease in arterial blood velocity, testicular arterial diameters and testicular perfusion especially in high grade varicocele compared with healthy controls. The mean vein diameter demonstrated significant negative correlation with arterial diameter, arterial blood velocity, perfusion index, testicular size and significant positive correlation with perfusion index. The mean testicular size demonstrated significant positive correlation with arterial blood velocity, perfusion index and nonsignificant correlation with arterial diameter. It is concluded that there are significant decreases in testicular volume, testicular perfusion, blood velocity and testicular artery diameter in infertile males with varicocele.
Authors:
A Hassan; H M Gad; T Mostafa
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Andrologia     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0271     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
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Created Date:  2011-5-27     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0423506     Medline TA:  Andrologia     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 Blackwell Verlag GmbH.
Affiliation:
 Dermatology & Andrology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura  Radiology Department, Urology & Nephrology Center, Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Mansoura, Egypt  Andrology & Sexology Department, Faculty of Medicine, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
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