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Isolated right-sided varicocele as a salvage pathway for portal hypertension.
Pinggera, GM; Herwig, R; Pallwein, L; Frauscher, F; Judmaier, W; Mitterberger, M; Bartsch, G; Mallouhi, A;
Int J Clin Pract. 2005; 59(6):740-742
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Mitterberger Michael


Retrograde blood flow can occur in the testicular veins and in the pampiniformis plexus in the absence of valves or if the valves are incompetent, resulting in tortuosity and dilatation of the veins. These abnormal alterations in the anatomy of the veins, termed varicoceles, are associated with infertility in the male. Most varicoceles occur on the left. We report the case of a rare isolated right-sided varicocele in a male evaluated for infertility in whom extensive work-up revealed venous anomalies and a spontaneous porto-systemic shunt. In such cases, standard approaches to infertility treatment are fruitless.

Useful keywords (using NLM MeSH Indexing)


Hypertension, Portal/etiology

Infertility, Male/etiology*

Magnetic Resonance Imaging


Middle Aged


Portal System/abnormalities

Spermatic Cord/blood supply*

Tomography, X-Ray Computed

Ultrasonography, Doppler, Color



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