Objective: This is a retrospective study to compare duplex scan results of laparoscopic Palomo’s technique through retroperitoneal and transperitoneal approach for varicocelectomy in children. We statistically analyzed recurrence, testicular volume growth and complications. Patients and methods: Surgical intervention was performed utilizing transperitoneoscopic (group A) or retroperitoneoscopic access (group B). Duplex scan control was performed after 12 months (T1), after 2 years (T2) and the last one at 18 years old in most patients. Statistical analysis was performed using the t-test for parametric data. Differences in proportions were evaluated using c2 or Fisher’s exact test. Results: We treated 120 children (age range 10e17 years) who presented an asymptomatic IV grade of reflux, Coolsaet 1, associated with a left testicular hypotrophy in 36.6% of the cases (44 patients). No post-operative complications were verified. Duplex scan exam showed an increase of left testicular growth in both groups, with complete hypotrophy disappear in patients in both groups after 24 months. Hydrocele, diagnosed clinically and confirmed with duplex scan, was the most frequent post-operative complication (22/120 cases; 18.3%).
|Titolo:||Surgical retroperitoneoscopic and transperitoneoscopic access in varicocelectomy: Duplex scan results in pediatric population|
|Citazione:||Mancini, S., Bulotta, A.L., Molinaro, F., Ferrara, F., Tommasino, G., & Messina, M. (2014). Surgical retroperitoneoscopic and transperitoneoscopic access in varicocelectomy: Duplex scan results in pediatric population. JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC UROLOGY, 10(6), 1037-1042.|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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