Varicocele, wat moet je ermee? Een overzicht van evidence based informatie en controverse als basis voor een goed gesprek

Translated title of the contribution: How about varicocele? An overview of evidence based information and controversy as a good foundation for a solid conversation

Marij Dinkelman-Smit*

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Abstract

In this overview, the association between varicocele, male infertility, live birth rate following natural conception or assisted reproduction in men with a treated or untreated varicocele is discussed. Theories concerning the pathophysiology of varicocele are summarized. Clinical diagnosis and considerations regarding patient selection and treatment indication in males with infertility, symptoms, hypogonadism and children and adolescents with varicocele are critically appraised. Finally, the various treatment modalities, including efficacy in terms of outcome and recurrence and evaluation of effect are discussed.

Translated title of the contributionHow about varicocele? An overview of evidence based information and controversy as a good foundation for a solid conversation
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)47-54
Number of pages8
JournalTijdschrift voor Urologie
Volume12
Issue number2-3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2022

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