The varicocele as related to fertility

Fertil Steril. 2017 Jan;107(1):72-73. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2016.10.018. Epub 2016 Nov 11.


Brown JS, Dubin L, Hotchkiss RS. The varicocele as related to fertility. Fertil Steril 1967;18:46-56. "The fact that some men with varicoceles are fertile should not minimize the potentially detrimental role of this abnormality. It would be reasonable to claim that varicocele is uniformly detrimental. One might postulate that a fertile man with a varicocele would have better semen without this condition."

Publication types

  • Editorial
  • Historical Article

MeSH terms

  • Fertility*
  • History, 20th Century
  • Humans
  • Infertility, Male / diagnosis
  • Infertility, Male / etiology*
  • Infertility, Male / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Phlebography
  • Predictive Value of Tests
  • Risk Factors
  • Spermatic Cord / blood supply*
  • Varicocele / complications*
  • Varicocele / diagnostic imaging
  • Varicocele / physiopathology
  • Veins / diagnostic imaging