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Varicocele and infertility: why a prevention?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19509477     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The varicocele is the abnormal dilation of the veins of the pampiniform plexus, resulting from an altered venous drainage, and it is considered one of the main causes of male infertility. In this paper we review the most recent observations on the histological, endocrinological, biochemical and clinical alterations reported in adolescents with left idiopathic varicocele. Data indicate that varicocele progressively impairs the reproductive function of the testis. Treatment could improve a number of such damages.
C Romeo; G Santoro
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review     Date:  2009-05-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of endocrinological investigation     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1720-8386     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Endocrinol. Invest.     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-10-26     Completed Date:  2010-02-17     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7806594     Medline TA:  J Endocrinol Invest     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  559-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medical and Surgical Pediatric Sciences, University of Messina, Messina, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Infertility, Male / etiology*
Oxidative Stress / physiology
Spermatogenesis / physiology
Varicocele / pathology*,  surgery
Veins / pathology*,  surgery

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