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Surgery and treatment of varicocele, both tests shows normal echogenicity, wave pattern

which is best way of varicocele treatment surgery or embolization . any more tests are required. Doppler study of Scrotum says gross dilatation of peritesticular vein noted a measurinf of 5.1mm on left side and 3.6mm on right . Left Testis is small in size. right testis is normal in size. Both tests are showing normal echogenicity. No focal lesions seen. Right tests measures - 36X16X22mm Left tests measures - 31X13X21mm Both epididymi are normal in size and echogenicity. no hydrocele. Both testicular arteries appear normal on both sides and show normal wave pattern.
Asked On : Sat, 12 May 2012
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hi raamaka, surgery is always better for varicocele, with better results. Nowadays it can be done with 1.5 cm incision below the pubic hairline, the dilated veins are ligated under microscope to prevent any injury to the arteries and lymphatics, with >95% success rates. Treatment of varicocele will not increase the testicular size on left side, but will help preserve current function on both sides, and prevent further deterioration. Good luck.
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