Intratesticular varicocele: A rare finding of unknown significance. Report of 2 cases

George Vasiliou Tsamboukas, Panagiotis Kartsaklis, Panagiotis Politis, Andreadakis Sotiris, Aspasia Kapetanopoulou, Panagiotis Iliopoulos, Athanasios Papatsoris, Aristomenis Gekas


Extratesticular varicocele is a frequent entity, with a reported occurrence of 20% in the male population. Conversely, intratesticular varicocele is an extremely uncommon condition, limited reported in the literature. The diagnosis cannot be made clinically and is established with Doppler ultrasound examination. Intratesticular varicocele may be associated with infertility, especially in cases of concurrent extratesticular varicocele. In this paper, we present two cases of young men who were diagnosed with both extratesticular and intratesticular varicocele. 


varicocele, intratesticular varicocele, infertility, colour Doppler ultrasonography

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