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Journal:   THE JOURNAL OF NEPHRO-UROLOGY MONTHLY   SEPTEMBER 2016 , Volume 8 , Number 5; Page(s) 0 To 0.
 
Paper: 

CAN ULTRASOUND FINDINGS BE A GOOD PREDICTOR OF SPERM PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH VARICOCELE? A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY

 
 
Author(s):  MAHDAVI ALI*, HEIDARI REZA, KHEZRI MEHRDAD, SHIRAVI ABOLFAZL, PIRJANI REYHANEH, SAHEBKASHAF REYHANEH
 
* DEPARTMENT OF RADIOLOGY, TEHRAN UNIVERSITY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES, TEHRAN, IR IRAN
 
Abstract: 

Background: Varicocele, one of the most common causes of sperm abnormalities in men, is the dilation of the testicular vein (the pampiniform venous plexus) by more than 2 mm. Ultrasonography is the primary imaging procedure for varicocele diagnosis. The venous diameter is evaluated using B-mode sonography, and venous reflux is assessed using color Doppler sonography.
Objectives: In this study, we investigated the association of ultrasound findings with sperm parameters in patients with varicocele.
Methods: Ninety-nine patients with clinically diagnosed varicocele were included in this study, which was performed at a university imaging center. Patients were evaluated for pampiniform venous plexus diameter, venous reflux, and testicular size on both sides.
Semen analysis was performed for all patients. The ultrasonography parameters and semen analysis data were compared to assess the correlations between the results.
Results: The semen analysis parameters, including semen volume and sperm morphology, count, and motility, significant correlations with the diameter of the varicocele vein but were not correlated with testes size. In addition, the patients with reflux of longer than 1 s and those with reflux of less than 1 s had significant differences in sperm parameters and varicocele size.
Conclusions: Our study showed that ultrasonography findings can be a good predictor of sperm parameters in patients with varicocele.

 
Keyword(s): SPERM ANALYSIS PARAMETERS, COLOR DOPPLER ULTRASONOGRAPHY, VARICOCELE, CORRELATION
 
 
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MAHDAVI, A., & HEIDARI, R., & KHEZRI, M., & SHIRAVI, A., & PIRJANI, R., & SAHEBKASHAF, R. (2016). CAN ULTRASOUND FINDINGS BE A GOOD PREDICTOR OF SPERM PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH VARICOCELE? A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY. THE JOURNAL OF NEPHRO-UROLOGY MONTHLY, 8(5), 0-0. https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=570349



Vancouver: Copy

MAHDAVI ALI, HEIDARI REZA, KHEZRI MEHRDAD, SHIRAVI ABOLFAZL, PIRJANI REYHANEH, SAHEBKASHAF REYHANEH. CAN ULTRASOUND FINDINGS BE A GOOD PREDICTOR OF SPERM PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH VARICOCELE? A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY. THE JOURNAL OF NEPHRO-UROLOGY MONTHLY. 2016 [cited 2021October23];8(5):0-0. Available from: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=570349



IEEE: Copy

MAHDAVI, A., HEIDARI, R., KHEZRI, M., SHIRAVI, A., PIRJANI, R., SAHEBKASHAF, R., 2016. CAN ULTRASOUND FINDINGS BE A GOOD PREDICTOR OF SPERM PARAMETERS IN PATIENTS WITH VARICOCELE? A CROSS-SECTIONAL STUDY. THE JOURNAL OF NEPHRO-UROLOGY MONTHLY, [online] 8(5), pp.0-0. Available: https://www.sid.ir/en/journal/ViewPaper.aspx?id=570349.



 
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