Percutaneous sclerotherapy of varicocele.

J M Pisco, I Basto, A M Batista, N M Pereira, J R Dias, H Silva, M M Silva


Percutaneous sclerotherapy of varicocele was considered in 21 patients with left sided varicocele, 16 of whom had recurrences after left spermatic vein ligation in the past. Percutaneous sclerotherapy was possible in 17 patients (80.9%). There were no serious complications with venography or sclerotherapy, and the recurrence rate was 17.6%. Percutaneous sclerotherapy is therefore a simple, safe and effective treatment of testicular vein insufficiency.

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