UA-22728437-71


NJBMS - Volume 4, Issue 4, April - June 2014

Pages: 190-192

EVALUATION OF TESTICULAR VOLUME BY ULTRASONOGRAPHY IN VARICOCELE PATIENTS

Author: ADITYA SUBRAMANIAN, SENTHILNATHAN SUNDARAM, ANNAPPA SWAMY D. RAO

Category: Clinical Sciences

[Download PDF]

Abstract:

ABSTRACT

Background: Varicocele is one of the most important causes of male infertility in which there is reflux of blood into the internal spermatic vein. Ultrasonography plays an important role in evaluating these patients for testicular volume. The present study elaborates the effect of varicocele on the testicular volume and its severity based upon the grading of the varicocele.

Aim : The purpose of this study is to evaluate the testicular volume by using greyscale ultrasonography in patients with varicocele and compare with the normal testicular range.

Objectives: (1) To measure the length, width and height of testis by ultrasonography (2)To calculate the volume of testis by a standard formula.

Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study of male infertility patients (n=54) with varicocele in the age group of 20-50 yrs visiting the Radiology Department of Vinayaka Mission’s Kirupananda Variyar Medical College, Salem, for a period of one year, who underwent ultrasound study of the scrotum. The patients included in the study already had an established diagnosis of varicocele. Ultrasonography was done with a linear high frequency transducer with the patient lying in supine position and testicular volume was measured.

Results: The mean testicular volume on the left side was 8.8 cc and on the right side was 10.2 cc, corresponding to a 52% reduction in volume on the left side and 44% on the right side, with 68% patients having grades one and two varicocele.

Conclusion: A significant reduction of testicular volume was observed in male infertility patients with varicocele with higher incidence on left side.

Keywords: Testicular volume, Ultrasonography, Varicocele

No. of online users: 62

Search Articles



Visitor Counter

World wide visitors

News

Editor in Chief of NJBMS Dr.Deepti Shastri, Professor and Head, Department of Anatomy, Academic Co-ordinator for Pre and Paraclinical Sciences, VMKV Medical College & Hospital, Salem.


Indexed in

Index Copernicus (MCI recognized indexing body) ICV - 75.97, Scientific Indexing Services, Research Bib, Indian Science Publication, Eurasian Scientific Journal Index, Science Library Index, International Innovative Journal Impact Factor, Cite Factor, International Impact Factor Service,

Publication Statistics

Articles Statistics

Advertisements

Society for Basic Medical Sciences
NJBMS Journal - Indexed in Index Copernicus

Manuscript Statistics

Subscribe for TOC Alerts

Get the table of contents of current issues.

E-mail Alerts