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Abstract

Volume 18, Issue 2 (March 2016) 18, 317–318; DOI:10.4103/1008-682X.168789

Controversies in varicocele repair - much ado about nothing?

Jim Ken-Chie Shen, Gene Omar Huang, Edmund Yuey Kun Ko

Department of Urology, Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Loma Linda,
California, USA.

Correspondence: Dr. EYK Ko (EYKo@llu.edu)

Abstract

Varicoceles have long been implicated in the pathogenesis of male
factor infertility and recently, hypogonadism. Despite this, over the
past half‑century there has been widespread debate and disagreement
among clinicians regarding the benefit of varicocele repair. In this
commentary, we discuss recent data that has begun supporting the
role of varicocele repair in treating male infertility and hypogonadism.

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