Boyhood varicocele: an overlooked disorder.

  title={Boyhood varicocele: an overlooked disorder.},
  author={M A el-Gohary},
  journal={Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England},
  volume={66 1},
  • M A el-Gohary
  • Published 1984 in
    Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of…
Varicocele is a common, but often overlooked, disorder. It appears in pre- and para-pubertal boys as well as adults. Between 1954 and 1982 23 boys with varicocele were referred to Alder Hey Children's Hospital. This small number (less than a patient a year) does not represent the true incidence of varicocele in the community as is evident from a review of the world literature. The reasons for this infrequent referral rate are discussed and a plan for treatment is proposed. The word Varicocele… CONTINUE READING