Nov 1, 1993

Comparison of laparoscopic and open ligation of the testicular vein

British Journal of Urology
W J LynchO J McAnena

Abstract

Scrotal varicoceles undoubtedly contribute to subfertility in an as yet undefined group of patients. The best method of treatment of varicoceles, however, remains controversial. Laparoscopic testicular vein ligation has recently been offered as a new option. We examined the feasibility of laparoscopic testicular vein ligation (n = 11) compared with standard high ligation (n = 11). The mean post-operative stay in the open group was 25.6 h compared with 7.1 h in the laparoscopic group. Analgesic requirements were a mean of 4.73 Co-proxamol tablets for the open group and 0.18 tablets for the laparoscopic group. All operations were successful. Laparoscopic ligation of the testicular vein is an effective treatment of varicocele with decreased post-operative morbidity.

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Acetaminophen / Propoxyphene
Morbidity Aspects
Scrotum
Varicocele
Analgesics
Entire Testicular Vein
Subfertility
Testis
Analgesic brand of acetaminophen-phenyltoloxamine
Sternal Cleft

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