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
References in periodicals archive ?
One of the common causes is varicocele, which is basically mass of varicose veins in the spermatic cord, and which needs surgery for sperm extraction.
Raphael does not have a bulge above the testicle, a characteristic sign of a varicocele (Gunther & Rubben, 2012).
Varicocele is an important cause of male infertility.
La concordancia entre el diagnostico clinico y el diagnostico ecografico fue del 100% en litiasis renal, lesiones en partes blandas, patologia tiroidea y varicocele, seguido por patologia digestiva 75,0 %, patologia en mama 48,3 %, patologia ginecologica 46,1% y patologia prostatica 33,3 %.
There is a growing body of data in the literature that patients with nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) may benefit from varicocele repair in terms of sperm recovery at testicular sperm extraction or presence of sperm in the ejaculate.
Anatomical and surgical aspects in the operative management of varicocele.
A varicocele is the result of an abnormal enlargement of the pampiniform venous plexus, the structure responsible for venous drainage of testicles to the gonadal vein trunci, pudendal and cremasteric veins.
The next most abundant reasons for rejection--varicose veins (7 percent), and varicocele (6 percent)--were also grounds for contention according to Clarke, illustrating how the ambiguity of medical requirements could leave the medical examiner considerable leeway to use his own discretion to evaluate recruits.
A varicocele (VAR-ih-koe-seel) is an enlargement of the veins in the scrotum.
Another 30 percent is due to male factors, which include low sperm count and quality, history of mumps (especially when that has inflamed the testicles), presence of varicocele (enlargement of the veins within the loose bag of skin holding the testicles), testicular cancer, diabetes (which can lead to erectile function), surgery or injury, and too much stress and fatigue.
They cover understanding the new World Health Organization semen parameters, investigating the subfertile male: which tests are practically relevant, managing ejaculation failure, the medical treatment of oligoasthenoteratozoospermia, whether varicocele surgery helps, evaluating and managing azoospermia, and the surgical management of azoospermia.
Background: Varicocele is the most common cause of male infertility.