A varicocele is an enlargement of the veins in the scrotum known as the panpiniform plexus. This often results in enlargement of the scrotum which may or may not be associated with pain or heaviness.
- Most common cause of male infertility
- Treatment for varicocele can be performed via a minimally invasive outpatient procedure called “coil embolization”. Under x-ray and ultrasound guidance a small flexible tube or catheter is inserted into the femoral vein and guided to the source vessel. Once positioning is verified, small metal coils are inserted to occlude or “plug” the blood vessel. The catheter is then removed from the femoral vein and patients are discharged home the same day.