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The continuing conundrum of varicocele

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B Sathesan ,

Department of Urology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo., LK
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SAS Goonewardena

Department of Urology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo., LK
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Abstract

Varicocele is an abnormal dilatation and tortuosity of the pampiniform venous plexus of the spermatic cord, chiefly affecting the internal spermatic vein and less commonly the cremasteric (external spermatic) vein. There are two types of varicocele: 1. the primary or idiopathic - the most common type, and 2 the secondary, due to kidney or retroperitoneal tumour, lymphadenopathy and hepatic congestion.

DOI: 10.4038/slju.v9i1.1955

Sri Lanka Journal of Urology, 2008, 9, 1-6

Keywords: varicocele 
How to Cite: Sathesan, B. & Goonewardena, S., (2010). The continuing conundrum of varicocele. Sri Lanka Journal of Urology. 9(1), pp.1–6. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/slju.v9i1.1955
Published on 15 Jun 2010.
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