Lymphatic sparing, laparoscopic varicocelectomy

A new surgical technique

H. L. Tan, B. Tecson, M. Z. Ee, J. Tantoco

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Abstract

Several surgical options are available for managing varicoceles. Although conventional surgery offers good surgical results, the most common long-term complication of surgery is the development of hydroceles, thought to be due to interruption in the lymphatic outflow from the subservient testis. The authors describe a new technique of in vivo methylene blue mapping of testicular lymphatic vessels at laparoscopy, allowing these vessels to be spared during laparoscopic varicocelectomy. This novel method of in vivo staining of lymphatic vessels should prevent damage to the lymphatic system and avoid the late development of hydroceles. A prospective multicenter trial is currently underway to evaluate the medium- and long-term results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)797-798
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Surgery International
Volume20
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2004
Externally publishedYes

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Lymphatic Vessels
Varicocele
Lymphatic System
Methylene Blue
Laparoscopy
Multicenter Studies
Testis
Staining and Labeling

Keywords

  • Laparoscopic varicocelectomy
  • Lymphatic sparing

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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Lymphatic sparing, laparoscopic varicocelectomy : A new surgical technique. / Tan, H. L.; Tecson, B.; Ee, M. Z.; Tantoco, J.

In: Pediatric Surgery International, Vol. 20, No. 10, 10.2004, p. 797-798.

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Tan, H. L. ; Tecson, B. ; Ee, M. Z. ; Tantoco, J. / Lymphatic sparing, laparoscopic varicocelectomy : A new surgical technique. In: Pediatric Surgery International. 2004 ; Vol. 20, No. 10. pp. 797-798.
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