Treatment of varicocele: a comparative study of conventional open surgery, percutaneous retrograde sclerotherapy, and laparoscopy.

@article{Abdulmaaboud1998TreatmentOV,
  title={Treatment of varicocele: a comparative study of conventional open surgery, percutaneous retrograde sclerotherapy, and laparoscopy.},
  author={M R Abdulmaaboud and Ahmed Abdulrahman Shokeir and Y M Farage and Ashraf H Abd El-Rahman and M M El-Rakhawy and H Mutabagani},
  journal={Urology},
  year={1998},
  volume={52 2},
  pages={294-300}
}
OBJECTIVES To present our experience with the results of three different methods of treatment of idiopathic varicoceles. METHODS A total of 301 patients with 417 varicoceles were retrospectively assigned into three groups according to the method of treatment. Group 1 included 94 patients with 131 varicoceles treated by open surgery. Group 2 consisted of 120 patients with 163 varicoceles treated by percutaneous retrograde sclerotherapy, and in group 3, 87 patients with 123 varicoceles were… CONTINUE READING