The use of isosulphan blue to identify lymphatic vessels in high retroperitoneal ligation of adolescent varicocele--avoiding postoperative hydrocele.

@article{Oswald2001TheUO,
  title={The use of isosulphan blue to identify lymphatic vessels in high retroperitoneal ligation of adolescent varicocele--avoiding postoperative hydrocele.},
  author={Josef Oswald and Iris Koerner and Michael Riccabona},
  journal={BJU international},
  year={2001},
  volume={87 6},
  pages={502-4}
}
OBJECTIVE To assess whether identifying and preserving the lymphatic vessels, using vital dyes, avoids postoperative hydrocele in adolescents with varicocele undergoing high retroperitoneal ligation (Palomo procedure). PATIENTS AND METHODS The results were assessed from 28 consecutive adolescent patients undergoing varicocelectomy, treated between 1998 and 1999 by the Palomo procedure. The lymphatic vessels were identified and preserved using vital dyes, to avoid postoperative hydrocele… CONTINUE READING

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