Quant Imaging Med Surg 2015 Dec;5(6):806-14
1 Deparment of Vascular, Oncologic and Interventional Radiology, 2 Department of Urology and Andrology, 3 Laboratory of Biology of Reproduction, François-Mitterrand Teaching Hospital, University of Dijon School of Medicine, Dijon Cedex, France ; 4 Department of Biostatistics, Georges François Leclerc Center, Dijon, France ; 5 Department of Gynaecology-Obstetrics, Fœtal Medicine and Sterility of Couple, François-Mitterrand Teaching Hospital, University of Dijon School of Medicine, Dijon Cedex, France ; 6 LE2I UMR CNRS 6306, Arts et Métiers, University of Bourgogne Franche-Comté, Dijon, France.
: To evaluate pain, radiation and recurrence rates in patients undergoing varicocele embolization with three different embolic materials.Methods
: Retrospective study of 182 consecutive patients who underwent transcatheter retrograde varicocele embolization from July 2011 to May 2015 with glue (Glubran(®)2) (group 1, n=63), mechanical agents (coils and/or plugs) (group 2, n=53) or a sclerosing agent (polidocanol) (group 3, n=66). Patients were asked by telephone interview to evaluate pain during embolization and at 1, 7 and 30 days using a quantitative pain scale ranging from 0 to 10. Read More