Is there a correlation between varicocele and benign prostatic hyperplasia? A review of the literature

Georgios Tsamboukas, Vasilios Sfiggas, Athanasios Papatsoris

Abstract


Varicocele is a venous abnormality, increased gradually with
age and strongly associated with male infertility. On the other
hand, benign prostate hyperplasia is a common disease among
middle-aged and elderly men, which causes lower urinary
track symptoms and commonly requires intervention. An intriguing
theory suggests that varicocele is the root of prostatic
enlargement and the treatment of the condition results in the
remission of prostate volume and accompanying symptoms.
In this paper, we review the possible association of varicocele
and prostate hyperplasia.

Keywords


varicocele;benign prostatic hyperplasia;sclerotherapy;periprostatic plexus

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.19264/hj.v30i4.245