A morphometric and ultrastructural study of the changes in the lamina propria in adolescents with varicocele.

@article{Santoro1999AMA,
  title={A morphometric and ultrastructural study of the changes in the lamina propria in adolescents with varicocele.},
  author={Giuseppe Santoro and Carmelo Romeo and Pietro Impellizzeri and Alessandro Arco and Giovanni Rizzo and Carmelo Gentile},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={1999},
  volume={83 7},
  pages={
          828-32
        }
}
OBJECTIVE To verify if changes in the lamina propria and its components, reported in adults with varicocele, are already present in adolescents with idiopathic varicocele, using a morphometric and ultrastructural study. MATERIALS AND METHODS Twenty testicular biopsies from adolescents (mean age 15.6 years) were obtained during surgery for left idiopathic varicocele; five testicular biopsies from adolescents (mean age 16 years) undergoing surgery for hydrocele or inguinal hernia were used as… CONTINUE READING
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