Chapter 25. Varicocele

  1. Duncan T. Wilcox MBBS, MD, FEAPU Associate Professor3,
  2. Prasad P. Godbole FRCS, FRCS, (Paed) Consultant Paediatric Urologist4 and
  3. Martin A. Koyle MD, FAAP, FACS Professor of Urology Pediatrics Chief5,6
  1. Ramnath Subramaniam MBBS, FRCS (Paed), FEAPU Consultant Pediatric Urologist1 and
  2. Eva Macharia BA, MA (Oxon), MBBChir (Cantab)2

Published Online: 7 MAY 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch25

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management

How to Cite

Subramaniam, R. and Macharia, E. (2008) Varicocele, in Pediatric Urology: Surgical Complications and Management (eds D. T. Wilcox, P. P. Godbole and M. A. Koyle), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304183.ch25

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Pediatric Urology, Rose Mary Haggar Professorship in Urology, University of Texas Southwestern, Dallas, TX, USA

  2. 4

    Sheffield Children's NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK

  3. 5

    University of Washington, USA

  4. 6

    Division of Urology, Children's Hospital and Regional Medical Center, Seattle, WA, USA

Author Information

  1. 1

    St. James University Hospital, Leeds, UK

  2. 2

    Surgical Trainee, Department of Paediatric Urology, St. James University Hospital, Leeds, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 MAY 2009
  2. Published Print: 16 MAY 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405162685

Online ISBN: 9781444304183

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Keywords:

  • varicocele;
  • testicular hypotrophy;
  • testicular injury;
  • percutaneous embolization/sclerotherapy;
  • antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy;
  • subinguinal (microsurgical) ligation

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Diagnosis

  • Indications for intervention

  • Intervention methods and outcomes

  • Percutaneous embolization/sclerotherapy

  • Antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy

  • Subinguinal (microsurgical) ligation

  • Inguinal ligation

  • High (suprainguinal, retroperitoneal) ligation

  • Laparoscopic varicocele ligation

  • Management and prevention of complications

  • Conclusions

  • References