The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of laparoscopic Palomo varicocelectomy on testicular volume and sperm parameters. Laparoscopic Palomo varicocelectomy was performed on 91 patients for left-sided grade II and grade III varicoceles. Ultrasound-derived testicular volumes, semen volume, sperm concentration, percentage sperm motility and total motile sperm count were compared before and after the procedure. Postoperative complications and recurrence rate were also assessed. There were no surgical complications. Four patients (5%) had a mild hydrocele, but did not need hydrocelectomy. No patients presented signs of testicular atrophy and the left testicular volume increased in the adolescents (p < 0.05), but not in the adults. Our data suggest that laparoscopic high mass ligation of both the testicular artery and vein is a highly effective, reliable method for the treatment of varicocele. It is associated with very low complication and recurrence rates and with an objective improvement in fertility parameters.
|Titolo:||Recurrences, testicular growth and semen parameters after laparoscopic Palomo varicocelectomy|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2008|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|