There are recurrences and postoperative hydrocele of varicocele after any kind of surgical treatment. Laparoscopic clipping and dissection of internal spermatic vessels was performed without any complication in 73 children to treat varicocele in our department between 1995 and 1998. We have used a new method to detect etiological factors at laparoscopic surgery. The well-known Linton and Trendelenburg test was adapted to detect incidental collateral veins in 73 patients. Using these test, collateral veins were detected in 16 boys. The testicular artery identified in most of the cases as a pulsatile vessel. The operating time was 10-25 minutes. Laparoscopic varicocelectomy is a safe, effective treatment causing minimal discomfort and allowing patients an early to return to activity. These results suggest this technique a viable alternative to open ligation in paediatric urological practice.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Chirurgica Hungarica|
|Publication status||Published - 1998|
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