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Title: A Proposed Anatomic Typing of the Right Internal Spermatic Vein: Importance for Percutaneous Sclerotherapy of Varicocele

Abstract

Purpose. To classify the anatomic types of the right internal spermatic vein (ISV). Methods. We evaluated venograms obtained in 150 consecutive patients with idiopathic varicocele referred for transfemoral sclerotherapy .Results. Six anatomic types of the right internal spermatic vein (ISV) were recognized. These were classified by the location of their orifices and the tributary venous patterns. In roughly half the patients (53%), the ISV appeared as a simple vein with no remarkable retroperitoneal interconnections. In the remainder, complex retroperitoneal anastomoses were encountered. Conclusion. By understanding these anatomic variations, the angiographer can approach treatment of right-sided varicocele with foreknowledge of the nature of these types and the presence of valves and collaterals.

Authors:
 [1];  [2]; ;  [3]
  1. Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Sackler Medical School Tel Aviv University, Department of Radiology (Israel), E-mail: yo@actcom.co.il
  2. Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Sackler Medical School Tel Aviv University, Andrology Unit, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Israel)
  3. Rabin Medical Center Beilinson Campus, Sackler Medical School Tel Aviv University, Department of Radiology (Israel)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
21091252
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology; Journal Volume: 29; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: DOI: 10.1007/s00270-005-0037-9; Copyright (c) 2006 Springer Science+Business Media, Inc.; www.springer-ny.com; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; ORIFICES; PATIENTS; VALVES; VASCULAR DISEASES; VEINS

Citation Formats

Siegel, Yoel, Gat, Yigal, Bacher, Gil N., and Gornish, Michael. A Proposed Anatomic Typing of the Right Internal Spermatic Vein: Importance for Percutaneous Sclerotherapy of Varicocele. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.1007/S00270-005-0037-9.
Siegel, Yoel, Gat, Yigal, Bacher, Gil N., & Gornish, Michael. A Proposed Anatomic Typing of the Right Internal Spermatic Vein: Importance for Percutaneous Sclerotherapy of Varicocele. United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-005-0037-9.
Siegel, Yoel, Gat, Yigal, Bacher, Gil N., and Gornish, Michael. Sat . "A Proposed Anatomic Typing of the Right Internal Spermatic Vein: Importance for Percutaneous Sclerotherapy of Varicocele". United States. doi:10.1007/S00270-005-0037-9.
@article{osti_21091252,
title = {A Proposed Anatomic Typing of the Right Internal Spermatic Vein: Importance for Percutaneous Sclerotherapy of Varicocele},
author = {Siegel, Yoel and Gat, Yigal and Bacher, Gil N. and Gornish, Michael},
abstractNote = {Purpose. To classify the anatomic types of the right internal spermatic vein (ISV). Methods. We evaluated venograms obtained in 150 consecutive patients with idiopathic varicocele referred for transfemoral sclerotherapy .Results. Six anatomic types of the right internal spermatic vein (ISV) were recognized. These were classified by the location of their orifices and the tributary venous patterns. In roughly half the patients (53%), the ISV appeared as a simple vein with no remarkable retroperitoneal interconnections. In the remainder, complex retroperitoneal anastomoses were encountered. Conclusion. By understanding these anatomic variations, the angiographer can approach treatment of right-sided varicocele with foreknowledge of the nature of these types and the presence of valves and collaterals.},
doi = {10.1007/S00270-005-0037-9},
journal = {Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology},
number = 2,
volume = 29,
place = {United States},
year = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Sat Apr 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}