Varicocele and Its Treatment

  • F. H. Comhaire


Varicocele is present in 8–18% of all adolescent men; this condition therefore can hardly be considered a disease (Handelsman et al., 1984). However, presumably one out of five men with varicocele will suffer from a complication of this condition, such as impaired fertility, decreased androgen secretion and sexual inadequacy (Comhaire and Vermeulen, 1975), or local discomfort. Besides, varicocele seems to promote the occurrence of male accessory gland infection and autoimmunity against spermatozoa (Comhaire et al., 1987).


Male Infertility Transcatheter Embolization Spermatic Vein Internal Spermatic Vein Cumulative Pregnancy Rate 
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