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The varicocele.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  24286772     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Varicoceles are an abnormal dilation of the pampiniform plexus of veins within the scrotum. Varicoceles are highly prevalent and can result in a myriad of deleterious effects on male reproduction. Numerous therapeutic options are available for correcting varicoceles, including surgical varicocelectomy and radiographic venous embolization. Varicocele correction is a more cost-effective therapeutic modality than both intrauterine insemination (IUI) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) for affected couples. In summary, varicoceles contribute significantly to male reproductive pathology, and varicocele correction is an important option for both clinicians and patients to consider in this era of assisted reproductive techniques.
Authors:
Puneet Masson; Robert E Brannigan
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Urologic clinics of North America     Volume:  41     ISSN:  1558-318X     ISO Abbreviation:  Urol. Clin. North Am.     Publication Date:  2014 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-11-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0423221     Medline TA:  Urol Clin North Am     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  129-44     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
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Copyright © 2014 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 3rd Floor, West Pavilion, 3400 Civic Center Boulevard, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
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