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Reversal of testicular growth failure by varicocele ligation.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3820376     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A total of 20 male patients 11 to 19 years old had a grade 2 or 3 varicocele and volume loss of the testis ipsilateral to the varicocele. None of these patients presented because of subfertility. Following varicocele ligation a significant increase in volume of the testis ipsilateral to the varicocele was observed in 16 of 20 patients. All 20 patients have been followed for 1 to 6 years. Our results suggest that a moderate to large varicocele can be responsible for testicular growth retardation and that early ligation of the varicocele may reverse this process.
E J Kass; A B Belman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of urology     Volume:  137     ISSN:  0022-5347     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Urol.     Publication Date:  1987 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-03-30     Completed Date:  1987-03-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376374     Medline TA:  J Urol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  475-6     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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MeSH Terms
Prospective Studies
Testis / growth & development*
Varicocele / physiopathology,  surgery*

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