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Scrotal Hyperthermia and Varicocele

  • R. Hsiung
  • H. Nieva
  • A. Clavert
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 286)

Abstract

In clinical practice, thermography is generally performed when a varicocele is suspected (Lewis and Harrison, 1979; 1980). The concept of scrotal hyperthermia was associated with varicocele (Zorgniotti and MacLeod, 1973; Comhaire et al., 1976; Monteyne et al., 1978).

Keywords

Spermatic Vein Warm Blood Internal Spermatic Vein Scrotal Temperature Atrophic Testis 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Hsiung
    • 1
  • H. Nieva
    • 1
  • A. Clavert
    • 1
  1. 1.CECOS of AlsaceStrasbourg CedexFrance

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