Varicocele is referred to as dilatation and tortuosity of the pampiniform plexus veins at the testicular level, most commonly found on the left side (70-100%), and more rarely bilateral (0-25%) or right (0-10%) location.
Testicular trauma or repeated trauma to the testis may affect the drainage system of the testis and epididymis and cause dilatation of the pampiniform plexus, but is not described as a frequent cause of varicocele.
Most cases of varicoceles are idiopathic (unknown causes), although they can sometimes coexist with a defect of the internal sperm valve system.
Read the full article on: Testicular Trauma: Cause for Male Infertility? ( 41).
Agustín Rodríguez Torres
Degree in Medicine and Surgery from the University of Zulia-Maracaibo/Venezuela with the specialty of Gynecology and Obstetrics at the Central University of Venezuela -Caracas. He expanded his experience by doing a Master in Fetal Medicine and Perinatology and another one in Human Reproduction.
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