Varicocele Treatment

Varicocele Treatment from Vascular & Interventional Radiology

By: Vascular & Interventional Radiology  04/21/2016
Keywords: diagnostic imaging, Medical Imaging, Interventional Radiologists

A varicocele is a commonly occurring condition in younger men. Most are harmless, but they may cause scrotal pain, testicular atrophy, and can be associated with infertility. A varicocele is a network of varicose veins in the scrotum. Traditionally, these have been repaired by open surgery, with a urologic surgeon cutting down to ligate the veins. This usually cures the problem, but involves some risks associated with surgery, and has a recovery period of several weeks. Our group, VIR are experts at performing a newer, high-tech, non-surgical procedure to treat varicocele called varicocele embolization. Unlike open surgery, this involves no incision near the genitals at all. A tiny catheter is passed through a skin nick at the top of the leg, and passed down into the vein in the abdomen that is causing the problem.

Keywords: Chicago radiologists, diagnostic imaging, Interventional Radiologists, Medical Imaging, Varicocele Treatment

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