Laparoscopic lymphatic sparing varicocelectomy in adolescents.

@article{Glassberg2008LaparoscopicLS,
  title={Laparoscopic lymphatic sparing varicocelectomy in adolescents.},
  author={Kenneth I. Glassberg and Stephen A Poon and Carl K Gjertson and Guarionex J Decastro and Rosalie Misseri},
  journal={The Journal of urology},
  year={2008},
  volume={180 1},
  pages={326-30; discussion 330-1}
}
PURPOSE Laparoscopic varicocelectomy is similar to an open Palomo repair. Both procedures involve en masse ligation of the internal spermatic cord, and both are associated with a 1% to 3% incidence of recurrence and up to a 30% incidence of hydroceles. We sought to determine the impact of lymphatic preservation on hydrocele formation and the success of varicocelectomy. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively evaluated 191 patients with a mean age of 15.2 years who underwent laparoscopic… CONTINUE READING

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