Varicocele

Las válvulas inadecuadas o insuficientes dentro de las venas a lo largo del cordón espermático ocasionan un varicocele. Estas válvulas anormales obstruyen el flujo normal de sangre ocasionando una acumulación de la misma, lo que provoca el agrandamiento de las venas. Los varicoceles usualmente se desarrollan de manera lenta, a menudo son asintomáticos y son una causa común de infertilidad en los hombres.

Varicocele

Revision

Last reviewed 10/9/2012 by Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. Louis S. Liou, MD, PhD, Chief of Urology, Cambridge Health Alliance, Visiting Assistant Professor of Surgery, Harvard Medical School. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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