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Criteria for Active Intervention in the Infertile Male with Varicocele

Specialty:

Nephrology, Urology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pedatrics, Genetics

Objective:

ICD-10:

Description:

The role of active intervention (surgery or angiographic procedure) to correct varicocele in the infertile male is controversial. Often it may be unnecessary and the techniques used have not always been proven to be effective. The intervention should only be considered when definite criteria are present, conservative therapy has failed, and the patient is strongly in favor of having the procedure performed.

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