Varicoceles: prevalence and pathogenesis in adult men.

  title={Varicoceles: prevalence and pathogenesis in adult men.},
  author={Raul I Clavijo and Robert J Carrasquillo and Ranjith Ramasamy},
  journal={Fertility and sterility},
  volume={108 3},
Varicocele, or dilation of the pampiniform venous plexus, affects up to 15% of men. However, few of these men encounter problems with fertility. This discrepancy between men with varicocele and the number of adversely affected men has led to abundant research to identify the mechanisms for formation of varicocele as well as the pathologic mechanisms by… CONTINUE READING