Spermatic vein embolization with hot contrast material: fertility results.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Spermatic venography with hot contrast material embolization was undertaken in 81 patients with varicoceles and infertility. Long-term follow-up information was available in 91% of the patients, and there was an overall conception rate of 40.5%. Embolization with hot contrast material was easily performed without special embolization devices and proved to be a safe and effective technique.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smith, TP; Hunter, DW; Cragg, AH; Darcy, MD; Castaneda-Zuniga, WR; Sinclair, TR; Ercole, C; Hulbert, JC; Kaye, KW; Amplatz, K

Published Date

  • July 1988

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 168 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 137 - 139

PubMed ID

  • 3380950

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-8419

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1148/radiology.168.1.3380950


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States