Histological findings in testes with varicocele during childhood and their therapeutic consequences

  title={Histological findings in testes with varicocele during childhood and their therapeutic consequences},
  author={Hermann A. Hienz and J. Voggenthaler and Lothar Wei\ssbach},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
Contrary to widespread opinion, varicocele is a common disorder in children and can be seen in 10-year-old boys. The peak incidence of varicocele is reached at 15 years. Usually the disorder remains asymptomatic and is overlooked. Over 5 years we observed 22 boys with varicocele. Testicular biopsy carried out in 10 of them demonstrated essentially the same changes of tubules, interstitium and blood vessels seen in adults, though in a less severe form. Surgical removal of varicocele should… CONTINUE READING


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