Real Impact of Varicocele Surgery on Male Fertility
Received Date: July 23, 2019; Published Date: August 01, 2019
Varicocele is among the most common causes of male infertility. It is also one of the most controversial issues in the field of Andrology, especially regarding why, when and to whom varicocelectomy should be applied. Many experts believe that the surgical repair of varicocele should be applied only in a meticulously selected group of infertile men, although there are no generally accepted criteria. Up to now, the only confirmed prognostic factor for achievement of pregnancy after varicocelectomy is the age of the female partner. We perform a retrospective study that collected 120 patients over 7 years between 2010-2017 in urological department at the Military Hospital Moulay Ismail in Meknes, Morocco, to evaluate the issues currently associated with varicocele treatment in infertile men.
Keywords:Male infertility; Pregnancy rate; Varicocele; Surgical repair of varicocele