Right Sided Varicocele Radiology

The varicocele is an abnormal enlargement of the pampiniform venous plexus in the scrotum. It occurs in around 15% to 20% of all men and the incidence on varicocele increases with age.

Historically varicocele is diagnosed almost exclusively on the left side. The introduction of new imaging techniques has allowed the identification and characterization of right varicocele.

Right side varicocele is characterized by predictable anatomic features. Identification and characterization of these features is useful in guiding percutaneous treatment, allowing to optimize radiological display and reducing failure rate.

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