Varicocele and Male Infertility

Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Therapy

  • E. W. Jecht
  • E. Zeitler
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVI
  2. Epidemiology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
  3. Basic Aspects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
    2. G. Ludwig
      Pages 6-12
    3. H. Wokalek
      Pages 13-18
    4. O. P. Hornstein
      Pages 19-26
    5. N. Hofmann, B. Hilscher, D. Passia, W. Hilscher, S. G. Haider
      Pages 27-34
    6. E. W. Jecht, R. Müller, E. Zieglwalner
      Pages 35-40
    7. H. Kasseckert, W. Adam
      Pages 41-42
  4. Diagnosis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Phlebography

    3. Other Methods

      1. E. W. Jecht, R. Herzinger, E. Zeitler
        Pages 70-72
      2. P. Riedl, W. Stackl
        Pages 73-77
      3. A. Gebauer, G. Antes, G. Staehler
        Pages 83-87
      4. F. Comhaire, M. Kunnen, M. Vandeweghe, M. Simons
        Pages 88-96
  5. Endocrinology and Immunology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. H. Niermann, A. T. Harahap, P. M. Kövary
      Pages 98-101
    3. E. W. Jecht, D. Brandl
      Pages 106-109
    4. F. Comhaire, A. Vermeulen
      Pages 110-114
    5. D. Djawari, K. H. Conrad, E. W. Jecht
      Pages 115-117
  6. Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Surgical Treatment

      1. K. M. Schrott
        Pages 120-122
      2. D. Völter, A. J. Keller
        Pages 123-126
      3. L. V. Wagenknecht, R. Hubmann, C. Schirren, H. Vogel
        Pages 127-134
    3. Sclerotherapy

      1. E. Zeitler, E.-I. Richter, W. Seyferth, R. Grosse-Vorholt
        Pages 139-146
    4. Embolization

      1. K. H. Barth, S. L. Kaufman, S. Kadir, R. I. White Jr.
        Pages 152-152
      2. Ch. L. Zollikofer, A. Formanek, W. Castaneda-Zuniga, K. Amplatz
        Pages 162-172
    5. Complications and Risks

  7. Results

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 179-179
    2. J. Haselberger, L. Knebel, G. Ludwig
      Pages 180-185
    3. G. Schieferstein, H. Kasseckert
      Pages 186-191
    4. L. Weissbach, M. Thelen, H.-D. Adolphs
      Pages 192-197
    5. E. W. Jecht, E.-I. Richter, W. Seyferth, E. Zeitler
      Pages 198-200
  8. Discussion

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 201-201
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 207-211

About these proceedings


It is not surprising that so much investigation has been undertaken to establish the cause of childlessness, especially when the potentia coeundi of the male is not impaired. As long ago as 1957 the German Society for the Study of Fertility and Sterility was founded, embracing gynecology, andrology, and veterinary medicine. After its inception, meetings conducted in the spirit of its foundation were held every 2 years. This interdisciplinary, coordinated scientific work in the field of human reproduction achieved its value as a result of the stimuli provided by the permanent involvement of veterinary scientists. After about 20 years of activity, the Society adopted a highly differentiated pattern of work-directions in the field of human and veterinary medicine. Since 1976 annual meetings have been held on the topic of animal and human reproduction. These meetings have proved of great value, especially in the area of comparative medicine, and have led to excellent interdisciplinary associations. One of the most evident successes was the first extracorporal fertilization in humans with subsequent embryo transfer and full-term pregnancy. Gynecologists have found that in 40% of cases the cause of undesired childlessness rests with the male, and it is therefore no surprise that also in the field of andrology certain factors concerned with infertility have received great attention.


Stent Sterilität Varikozuele anatomy andrology differential diagnosis endocrinology fertility infertility surgery ultrasound

Editors and affiliations

  • E. W. Jecht
    • 1
  • E. Zeitler
    • 2
  1. 1.Dermatologische Universitäts-Klinik und -PoliklinikErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Radiologisches Zentrum, Abteilung DiagnostikKlinikum NürnbergNürnbergGermany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-10727-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-68066-3
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