There is more than meets the eye with varicoceles: current and emerging concepts in pathophysiology, management, and study design - Abstract

Varicoceles are known to be associated with male infertility, but the mechanism of infertility and the true effect of varicocele repair remain controversial due to a lack of proper studies and the difficulty of performing proper studies. Other than infertility treatment, varicocele repairs also may performed for a variety of reasons, including testicular pain, hypogonadism, and in adolescents who are not yet trying to conceive.

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Sigman M   Are you the author?
Rhode Island Hospital, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA.

Reference: Fertil Steril. 2011 Dec;96(6):1281-2
doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2011.10.026

PubMed Abstract
PMID: 22130098

 

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