alexa Therapeutic strategy after microsurgical varicocelectomy in the modern assisted reproductive technology era.
Reproductive Medicine

Reproductive Medicine

Andrology-Open Access

Author(s): Fujisawa M, Dobashi M, Yamasaki T, Okada H, Arakawa S,

Abstract Share this page

Abstract In this study, we searched for prognostic factors at preoperative examination for the improvement in spermatogenesis of patients undergoing varicocelectomy. Eighty patients with varicocele testis underwent microsurgical varicocelectomy. Before surgery, the seminogram, testicular volume, varicocele grade, and serum FSH, LH, testosterone, prolactin, and estradiol were evaluated. Postoperatively, semen analysis was performed every 3 months. We assessed the associations between the preoperative variables and postoperative seminogram improvement. 0f 80 patients, 37 showed improvement, usually by 6 months. Patient age, duration of sterility, testicular volume, sperm motility, morphology, semen volume, serum LH, testosterone, prolactin, and estradiol showed little difference between responders and non-responders. A small left testis, or a grade III varicocele decreased the likelihood of improvement. Patients with a sperm count of 10-20 x 10(6)/ml were significantly more likely to respond to varicocelectomy than those with sperm counts <5 x 10(6)/ml. Patients with elevated FSH were less likely to respond, as were those with a Johnsen score below 6. Varicocelectomy alone is unlikely to improve sperm counts of patients with a sperm count below 5 x 10(6)/ml, high FSH, small left testes, or Johnsen scores below 6. In conclusion, for couples in this situation, assisted reproductive technology coupled with varicocelectomy should be proposed. This article was published in Urol Res and referenced in Andrology-Open Access

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Peer Reviewed Journals
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

Agri, Food, Aqua and Veterinary Science Journals

Dr. Krish

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Clinical and Biochemistry Journals

Datta A

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9037

Business & Management Journals


1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Chemical Engineering and Chemistry Journals

Gabriel Shaw

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9040

Earth & Environmental Sciences

Katie Wilson

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

Engineering Journals

James Franklin

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9042

General Science and Health care Journals

Andrea Jason

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9043

Genetics and Molecular Biology Journals

Anna Melissa

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9006

Immunology & Microbiology Journals

David Gorantl

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9014

Informatics Journals

Stephanie Skinner

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Material Sciences Journals

Rachle Green

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9039

Mathematics and Physics Journals

Jim Willison

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

Medical Journals

Nimmi Anna

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9038

Neuroscience & Psychology Journals

Nathan T

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9041

Pharmaceutical Sciences Journals

John Behannon

1-702-714-7001Extn: 9007

Social & Political Science Journals

Steve Harry

1-702-714-7001 Extn: 9042

© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version