What is it?
A varicocele is an abnormal enlargement of the plexus of veins that drains blood from the testicles. For anatomical reasons, it usually occurs on the left side of the scrotum. This enlargement can affect spermatogenesis. Surgical treatment can improve semen quality in patients suffering from varicocele.
A variety of surgical procedures for varicocele treatment are available. The most commonly used one consists of a small incision on the left side of the lower abdomen, which allows access to the spermatic cord. Veins that generate varicocele are subsequently cut.
Semen analysis is necessary to diagnose varicocele.
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SISMeR provides its patients with useful information on topics related to infertility and Medically-Assisted Procreation techniques. For this, it has published a series of booklets that are given to patients when they visit their SISMeR Centre.