varicocele


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var·i·co·cele

 (văr′ĭ-kō-sēl′)
n.
A varicose condition of veins of the spermatic cord or the ovaries, forming a soft tumor.

varicocele

(ˈværɪkəʊˌsiːl)
n
(Pathology) pathol an abnormal distension of the veins of the spermatic cord in the scrotum

var•i•co•cele

(ˈvær ɪ koʊˌsil)

n.
a varicose condition of the spermatic veins of the scrotum.
[1730–40]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.varicocele - dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testesvaricocele - dilatation of the veins associated with the spermatic cord in the testes
dilatation, distention, distension - the state of being stretched beyond normal dimensions
Translations

var·i·co·cele

n. varicocele, condición varicosa de las venas del cordón espermático que produce una masa blanda en el escroto.

varicocele

n varicocele m
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Laparoscopic surgery versus antegrade scrotal sclerotherapy: retrospective comparison of two different approaches of varicocele treatment.
It is worthwhile to point out that this study showed that the escin treatment was not effective for patients with severe varicocele (the diam of the spermatic vein > 4 mm).
The report makes these further observations: "Tenderness on the anterior part of the neck and upper back mainly along the right ribs moderate to severe pain," and "by examination the scrotum due to pain varicocele [varicose veins in the spermatic cord] at left side detected and surgery was decided later.
The differential diagnosis of a groin mass includes femoral hernia, hydrocele, inguinal adenitis, femoral adenitis, lymphoma, varicocele, ectopic testis, lipoma, haematoma, psoas abscess, metastatic neoplasm, epididymitis, testicular torsion and femoral artery aneurysm.
varicocele vein repair) may resolve the problem or laboratory interventions may be applicable.
Another common cause of male infertility is varicocele, in which the veins wrapped around the spermatic cord are numerous and dilate too much, increasing temperature in the scrotum and reducing fertility.
Varicocele (varicose veins in the scrotum) is often quoted as a well-established cause of male subfertility, and varicocele repair is widely used as a treatment for male subfertility.
My GP tells me I have a condition called a varicocele.
El tratamiento puede incluir educacin sobre factores que afectan la espermatogenesis, la reparacin del varicocele, e inseminacin artificial.
Abnormal morphology may be due to anatomical defects, physiological problems, infection, varicocele vein, scrotal heating, or frequent ejaculations.
None of the men had signs of genital tract inflammation, such as positive culture or signs of germ-free tract inflammation, varicocele, or cryptorchidism, and all were selected for absence of known organic disease and were carefully screened for infectious, malignant, and other serious disorders.
That said, it sounds as if he has the classic signs of a varicocele.