Title: Pubertal screening and treatment for varicocele do not improve chance of paternity as adult
Authors: Bogaert, Guy ×
Orye, Christophe
De Win, Gunter #
Issue Date: Jun-2013
Publisher: Elsevier Science Inc.
Series Title: Journal of Urology vol:189 issue:6 pages:2298-303
Article number: 10.1016/j.juro.2012.12.030
Abstract: We investigated the eventual positive effects of early screening and treatment for varicocele in pubertal boys without symptoms to determine their chance of paternity later in life. It has not been proved if the presence of varicocele during puberty has an influence on later fertility or paternity. However, since an influence is believed to exist, beginning in 1987 the Belgian Society of Pediatrics has recommended screening all boys 12 to 17 years old during their yearly medical examination and referral for followup or treatment if varicocele is detected. At our clinic patients and their parents were informed about and able to choose between varicocele treatment (antegrade sclerotherapy) and observation. We subsequently contacted these patients, who are now older than 30 years, and inquired about their paternity.
ISSN: 0022-5347
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Organ Systems (+)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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