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Table 2 Outcomes of subinguinal/inguinal microsurgical varicocelectomy in children and adolescents

From: Practice patterns in the surgical approach for adolescent varicocelectomy

Study Patients, n Varicoceles, n Hydrocele, % Recurrence, % Other complications
Lemack et al. (1998) 30 42 0.0 0.0 0.0 %
Silveri et al. (2003) 46 (12 with operating microscope; 34 with loupe magnification) 46 2.1 2.1 4.4 % (wound infections requiring antibiotics)
Schiff et al. (2005) 74 97 1 0.0 2 % (orchalgia in 1 %, resolved after 8 months; hypertrophic scarring in 1 %)
Cayan et al. (2005) 49 79 0.0 0.0 0.0 %
Yaman et al. (2006) 92 92 0.0 1.6 1.6 % (persistent scrotal pain)