TITLE

Treatment of Bleeding Varicose Veins of the Scrotum With Percutaneous Coil Embolization of the Left Spermatic Vein: A Case Report

AUTHOR(S)
Costanza, Michael; Policha, Aleksandra; Amankwah, Kwame; Gahtan, Vivian
PUB. DATE
March 2007
SOURCE
Vascular & Endovascular Surgery;Feb/Mar2007, Vol. 41 Issue 1, p73
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Percutaneous coil embolization of the spermatic vein offers a minimally invasive method for treating symptomatic varicose veins of the scrotum. We describe the case of a 63-year-old man with multiple comorbidities and persistent bleeding from scrotal varicosities. Venography revealed significant left spermatic vein reflux and a large left varicocele. Percutaneous coil embolization of the left spermatic vein completely resolved the bleeding from the left side of the patient's scrotum. Although many vascular specialists possess the technical skills to perform this procedure, they may not be familiar with its use in the treatment of scrotal varicosities and varicoceles.
ACCESSION #
24372603

 

Related Articles

  • Increased vasoconstrictor reactivity and decreased endothelial function in high grade varicocele; functional and morphological study. Yildiz, Oguzhan; Gul, Husamettin; Ozgok, Yaşar; Onguru, Onder; Kilciler, Mete; Aydin, Ahmet; Isimer, Askin; Harmankaya, A. Cetin // Urological Research;Oct2003, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p323 

    The pathophysiology of human varicocele is not fully understood. We investigated vasoconstrictor reactivity, endothelial function and morphological changes in different grades of varicocele to clarify the pathophysiology. Contractile responses to phenylephrine, norepinephrine, serotonin and...

  • The safety of ultrasonically guided testis aspiration biopsies and efficacy of use to predict varicocelectomy outcome. Joel L. Marmar; Susan Benoff // Human Reproduction;Aug2005, Vol. 20 Issue 8, p2279 

    BACKGROUND: We hypothesized that infertile men with varicoceles have molecular/genetic defects that interact with varicoceles to induce infertility. Studies directly on testis tissue appeared to be a way to link histology, markers for molecular/genetic defects and spermatogenesis, but testis...

  • Varicocele and male factor infertility treatment: a new meta-analysis and review of the role of varicocele repair.  // Current Medical Literature: Urology;2011, Vol. 17 Issue 4, p111 

    The article examines a study that confirmed insufficient proof of the efficacy of varicocele repair in subfertile men. It acknowledges the general notion that varicocele repair can help reduce semen oxidative stress and improve motility. The author avers that meta-analysis by researchers on the...

  • Bilateral Intratesticular Varicocele in a Patient with a History of Bilateral Cryptochidism. Erdogan, Nuri; Ekmekcioglu, Oguz; Baykara, Murat // Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences;2003, Vol. 33 Issue 2, p117 

    Presents a case study of bilateral intratesticular varicocele in a patient with a history of bilateral cryptorchidism. Background on intratesticular varicocele; Medical history of the patient; Outcome of the treatment.

  • Sclerosis and varicocele embolization with N-butyl cyanoacrylate: experience in 41 patients. Urbano, José; Cabrera, Manuel; Alonso-Burgos, Alberto // Acta Radiologica;Mar2014, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p179 

    The article evaluates the technique of using N-2-butyl-cyanoacrylate (N2BCA) in varicocele treatment. N2BCA as an embolic agent is a therapeutic alternative for the endovascular treatment of varicocele, and the technique has 100 percent success rate. N2BCA treatment is uncomplicated,...

  • Diagnosis of Pediatric Varicoceles by Physical Examination and Ultrasonography and Measurement of the Testicular Volume. Çayan, Selahittin; Akbay, Erdem; Bozlu, Murat; Doruk, Erdal; Yildiz, Altan; Acar, Deniz; Kanik, E. Arzu; Ulusoy, Ercüment // Urologia Internationalis;Nov2002, Vol. 69 Issue 4, p293 

    Introduction: The differentiation of unilateral versus bilateral varicoceles and testicular volume measurements are important in determining the need for adolescent varicocele surgery and also in following patients after varicocelectomy. The aim of this study was to prospectively compare the...

  • Reliability of Venous Diameter in the Diagnosis of Subclinical Varicocele. Caskurlu, Turhan; Tasci, Ali Ihsan; Resim, Sefa; Sahinkanat, Tayfun; Ekerbicer, Hasan // Urologia Internationalis;Jul2003, Vol. 71 Issue 1, p83 

    Presents a study which established the reliability of vein diameters in the pampiniform plexus in the diagnosis of subclinical varicocele. Modalities to detect subclinical varicocele; Materials and methods; Accuracy of venography to detect varicocele.

  • Azoospermia factor deletions in varicocele cases with severe oligozoospermia. Dada, Rima; Kumar, R.; Shamsi, M. B.; Sidhu, T.; Mitra, A.; Singh, S.; Sharma, R. S.; Gupta, S. K.; Gupta, N. P. // Indian Journal of Medical Sciences;Sep2007, Vol. 61 Issue 9, p505 

    Background: Varicocele is the most common cause of male infertility. The etiology and pathophysiology of varicocele are multifactorial. When low sperm counts are associated with varicocele, varicocelectomy can partially restore spermatogenesis and fertility. Few recent studies have...

  • Modified Antegrade Scrotal Sclerotherapy Is Effective Treatment for Varicocele.  // Fertility Weekly;4/15/2002, p8 

    The article cites a study conducted by researchers in Italy, published in the February, 2002 issue the "British Journal of Urology International," on efficacy of modified antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy for varicoce. According to researchers antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy is a simple, minimally...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics