The varicocele in pediatric age: 207 cases treated with microsurgical technique

Eur J Pediatr Surg. 1997 Feb;7(1):30-3. doi: 10.1055/s-2008-1071044.


Between 1984 and 1995, 207 boys afflicted by varicocele have undergone surgery. They were all treated employing a venous microvascular termino-terminal anastomosis between spermatic and inferior epigastric veins. The recurrence rate with this technique (3%) is much lower than Ivanissevich's one (nearby 15%). The clinical results are optimal, with disappearance of varices in the majority of cases and improvement of the testicular trophism in the remainder. This technique enables the establishment of an immediate and physiological testicular venous outflow essential for testicular growth and development.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Anastomosis, Surgical / instrumentation
  • Child
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsurgery / instrumentation*
  • Phlebography
  • Postoperative Complications / etiology
  • Recurrence
  • Reoperation
  • Varicocele / diagnostic imaging
  • Varicocele / surgery*
  • Veins / surgery