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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 133-139

Surgical management of adolescent varicocele: Systematic review of the world literature

Department of Urology, St James's Hospital, Dublin, Ireland

Correspondence Address:
Omer A Raheem
Department of Urology, St James's Hospital, Dublin 8
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-7796.115728

PMID: 24049372

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Historically, idiopathic varicocele is the most commonly diagnosed pre-pubertal andrological condition. The clinical presentation of varicocele may vary from dull and dragging unilateral or bilateral testicular pain to visible varicose veins lying over the hemiscrotum. Over the last decade, significant strides were made in managing symptomatic varicoceles, particularly minimal invasive procedures and surgeries. We sought to review the published literature in a systematic manner to gain an overview and streamline the presentations and main treatment modalities.

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